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Person dead after crash involving fuel tanker truck, car on QEW in Beamsville

Firefighters respond to a two-vehicle collision on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Beamsville Saturday night.
Firefighters respond to a two-vehicle collision on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Beamsville Saturday night. Global News

Ontario Provincial Police say a person is dead after a two-vehicle crash on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Beamsville.

An OPP spokesperson said emergency crews were called to the Niagara-bound lanes of the QEW near Ontario Street at around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday after a fuel tanker truck and a car collided.

The occupant of the car died at the scene.

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Niagara Regional Police said officers determined that the vehicle left South Service Road and crashed into the fuel tanker truck.

At the time of the crash, a storm system was moving through the region. It’s not clear if weather conditions were a factor in the collision.

Officers shut down all Niagara-bound lanes of traffic at Ontario Street as investigators gathered evidence.

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