Fiery Crash On The 401
Wednesday September 12th, 2018
Posted at 4:29pm
Last updated: Wednesday September 12th, 9:10pm
A fiery crash closed the 401 in Chatham Wednesday.
OPP say the multi vehicle crash happened around 3:15pm near Kenesserie Road.
Police say that traffic had stopped on Highway 401 in the end queue while entering the construction zone. A westbound tractor-trailer failed to stop and collided into the rear of a stopped tractor-trailer causing it to collide with a third tractor-trailer. The third tractor-trailer then collided into the rear of a motor vehicle.
As a result of the collision, the first and second tractor trailers caught on fire and suffered extensive damage. One of the drivers of the tractor-trailer suffered minor injuries and was transport to hospital.
Charges are pending against the driver of the tractor-trailer.