Ontario Provincial Police are investigating a fatal crash on Highway 401 near Tilbury between two vehicles travelling in the same direction.
At approximately 11:05 a.m. on Monday, officers responded to the eastbound lanes of Highway 401 east of County Road 42 for a report of a motor vehicle collision.
Investigators determined two vehicles were travelling east when a collision occurred, police said in a news release. The collision resulted in one vehicle leaving the roadway and coming to a stop in the south ditch.
One person was pronounced dead at the scene and a second person was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries.
The driver of the second vehicle was not injured.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the Chatham-Kent OPP detachment at 519-352-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.catchcrooks.com.