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Tractor-trailer driver charged after Hwy. 401 crash in Loyalist Township

OPP have charged a driver of a tractor-trailer that was involved in a single-vehicle collision on Sunday evening.
OPP have charged a driver of a tractor-trailer that was involved in a single-vehicle collision on Sunday evening. OPP

OPP have charged a truck driver that was involved in a single-vehicle collision over the weekend.

Late Sunday evening, a tractor-trailer was the sole vehicle involved in a collision on Highway 401 in Loyalist Township. The collision closed both eastbound lanes of the highway near Odessa.

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According to police, the driver was sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being extricated from the destroyed truck by paramedics and Loyalist Township Fire and Rescue.

Police say the collision caused a small diesel fuel spill, which was quickly contained.

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One lane of the highway was closed overnight, however, all lanes were reopened Monday morning.

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The 50-year-old male truck driver from Mississauga was charged with careless driving.