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Toronto-bound QEW near Burlington Skyway reopened after fatal collision

Click to play video: 'Toronto man dead after large sign on QEW crushes vehicle' Toronto man dead after large sign on QEW crushes vehicle
WATCH ABOVE: Ontario Provincial Police say an excavator knocked over a large sign over the QEW that landed on a car, killing the sole occupant of the vehicle. Kamil Karamali reports – Apr 27, 2021

A man has died after a collision involving an excavator on the eastbound QEW near the Burlington Skyway, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say.

Emergency services were called to the scene near Nikola Tesla Boulevard in Burlington at around 12:50 a.m.

OPP said an excavator struck a sign in a construction zone, causing it to fall onto a passing vehicle on the highway.

Police said a 46-year-old man from Toronto, who was driving the vehicle, was pronounced dead on the scene.

All Toronto-bound lanes of the QEW were closed for the investigation as well as the removal of the sign.

OPP said the highway reopened at around 11 a.m.

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