One person dead after single vehicle collision on QEW in construction zone

One person is dead after a vehicle crashed into a piece of equipment in a construction zone on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Niagara Falls.

OPP say it happened between McLeod and Sodom Roads around 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

Sgt. Kerry Schmidt confirmed the fatality in a periscope video.  He said "a single person in a passenger vehicle collided with equipment in a construction zone."

The victim has not been identified.

The QEW was shut down in both directions between McLeod and Sodom roads for several hours while police investigated. The highway has since reopened.

With files from CP24