Fatal Collision Has 401 Closed At Prescott

The Grenville County OPP have closed highway 401 in both directions, between Prescott and Maitland, for a fatal collision involving a gasoline tanker.

The collision happened around 1pm this afternoon, and involves two transports and a transport truck carrying petroleum.

One of the drivers has been pronounced dead on the scene.

Spokesperson Suzanne Runciman confirms the fuel tanker has been damaged and emergency crews will keep the road closed for clean up and further investigation.

This is the second collision in as many days. The eastbound 401 saw closures for 12 hours starting Wednesday night following a collision where one person was air-lifted to hospital.