One person is dead following a collision on Hwy. 401 east of Cobourg, Ont., on Thursday afternoon.
Emergency crews around 3 p.m. responded to a collision involving an SUV and a transport truck in the highway’s westbound lanes near Vernonville Road, about 20 kilometres east of Cobourg between Colborne and Grafton in Alnwich/Haldimand Township.
The SUV rear-ended the transport, Northumberland OPP say, and the driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene.
On Friday afternoon, OPP identified the victim as Laureen Mitchell, 61, Campbellford, Ont.
The transport driver was not injured.
All highway lanes were closed as OPP investigated and the scene was cleared. The lanes reopened around 8 p.m., OPP issued in a Tweet.
The cause of the collision remains under investigation.
It was one of five collisions on the 401 corridor through Northumberland County on Thursday between 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The other four collisions involved minor injuries, OPP reported.