One dead, one seriously injured in two-vehicle crash on Highway 401 near Tilbury

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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.

TILBURY, ONT:. NOVEMBER 23, 2020 - OPP investigate a fatal motor vehicle collision on Highway 401 EB, east of Queen St. North, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020.  East bound traffic is being rerouted off 401 at the Mill Street off-ramp.  (DAX MELMER/Windsor Star)
OPP investigate a fatal motor vehicle collision on Highway 401 EB, east of Queen St. North, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Eastbound traffic is being rerouted off 401 at the Mill Street off-ramp. Photo by Dax Melmer /jpg

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.

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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.

TILBURY, ONT:. NOVEMBER 23, 2020 - OPP investigate a fatal motor vehicle collision on Highway 401 EB, east of Queen St. North, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020.  East bound traffic is being rerouted off 401 at the Mill Street off-ramp.  (DAX MELMER/Windsor Star)
OPP investigate a fatal motor vehicle collision on Highway 401 EB, east of Queen St. North, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. East bound traffic is being rerouted off 401 at the Mill Street off-ramp. Photo by Dax Melmer /Windsor Star
TILBURY, ONT:. NOVEMBER 23, 2020 - OPP investigate a fatal motor vehicle collision on Highway 401 EB, east of Queen St. North, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020.  East bound traffic is being rerouted off 401 at the Mill Street off-ramp.  (DAX MELMER/Windsor Star)
OPP investigate a fatal motor vehicle collision on Highway 401 EB, east of Queen St. North, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Eastbound traffic is being rerouted off 401 at the Mill Street off-ramp. Photo by Dax Melmer /Windsor Star

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