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Friday July 28th, 2017

Posted at 6:06pm

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A chain reaction crash on the 401 remains under investigation.

It happened around 5:15pm on July 28th, 2017 near Merlin Road.

OPP say that due to slow-moving traffic in the construction zone and eastbound tractor-trailer stopped suddenly causing the following tractor-trailer to collide into the rear of the first tractor-trailer. Three other tractor trailers were also involved in the collision. In total, five vehicles sustained moderate damage and had to be towed from the scene.

Three of the drivers were transported to hospital with minor injuries.

Highway 401 was closed to allow for the safe removal of all the tractor trailers involved.

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