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Impaired truck driver blamed for serious crash on Highway 401

Impaired truck driver blamed for serious crash on Highway 401”

According to Oxford County OPP, a tractor-trailer was rear-ended by a second tractor-trailer after it started to quickly lower its speed.

Oxford County OPP say they were called out to the highway's eastbound lanes just after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, west of Oxford Road 29.

The driver of the second tractor-trailer was trapped in their truck, and had to be freed by firefighters.

A 36-year-old man faces impaired driving-related charges after a serious crash along Highway 401 in Blanford-Blenheim Township.

The man suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash.

A Chevy auto travelling eastbound at the same time, stuck some of the flying debris from the initial collision and required to be towed from the scene. The driver of the vehicle was not injured.

A diesel fuel spill of approximately 200 litres was contained and the Ministry of Environment was contacted.

An eastbound auto that struck debris from the crash was damaged and had to be towed from the scene, and about 200 litres of diesel spilled onto the road, said police, who reduced the highway to one lane for more than three hours while emergency crews cleaned up the wreckage. 401 in Oxford County that sent another truck driver to hospital.



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