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Driver, 25, charged after crash causes yogurt spill on Hwy 401 in east-end Toronto

WATCH ABOVE: A 25-year-old man has been charged with careless driving after a crash involving a tractor-trailer carrying yogurt, which caused a partial closure on Highway 401 Friday morning. Marianne Dimain has the story.

A 25-year-old man has been charged with careless driving following a crash involving a tractor-trailer carrying yogurt that resulted in the partial closure of the westbound lanes of Highway 401 in east-end Toronto.

The collision happened just before 4 a.m. Friday on the left lanes of the highway approaching Meadowvale Road in Scarborough.

Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said the transport truck collided with an electronic sign support post that ripped open the side of the vehicle and spilled yogurt product on the highway.

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Police said the truck driver from Brampton was not injured and they are looking into fatigue as a possible factor in the crash.

The two left collector lanes were closed for several hours but reopened around 10 a.m. The right express lane reopened at 1 p.m.

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Cleanup crews spent all morning trying to clear the yogurt from the scene. A transport truck was also brought in to unload the remaining yogurt product off the damaged tractor-trailer.

VIDEO: Cleanup underway after yogurt spill causes partial closure of Hwy 401

Cleanup underway after yogurt spill causes partial closure of Hwy 401
Cleanup underway after yogurt spill causes partial closure of Hwy 401