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1 dead following 5-vehicle crash on Hwy. 401 near Brighton: Northumberland OPP

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One person is dead and another seriously injured following a five-vehicle crash on Hwy. 401 near Brighton on Jan. 20, 2022. Northumberland OPP say the collision involved a tractor trailer and four other vehicles – Jan 21, 2022

Northumberland OPP say one person is dead and another person suffered serious injuries following a five-vehicle collision on Highway 401 near Brighton, Ont., Thursday afternoon.

Around 12:15 p.m., officers responded to a collision involving a tractor trailer and four other vehicles in the westbound lanes of the highway between Old Wooler Road and County Road 30 in the Municipality of Brighton.

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“During the collision, the tractor trailer traversed the ditch dividing east and westbound traffic and came to a stop in the westbound lanes,” OPP said.

As a result of the crash, the driver of one vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene and a passenger was airlifted by Ornge air ambulance to hospital with serious injuries, OPP said.

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OPP have not released the name of the deceased victim.

As of 6:50 p.m. Thursday traffic on the highway’s eastbound lane was reduced to one lane while both westbound lanes in the area remained closed.

Around 10 p.m. said all lanes were reopen. Eastbound traffic wstill slow as traffic is still being routed to the shoulder.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or hav information, is asked to contact Northumberland OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

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