UPDATE: One Person Dead After Crash on 401

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The driver of a vehicle involved in a crash on the 401 has died.

According to OPP, a 28-year-old man from West Perth was taken to hospital after the crash on Wednesday afternoon and died of his injuries.

As AM800 News reported Thursday morning, police responded to a two-vehicle crash between a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle around 3 p.m. Wednesday in the eastbound lanes of Highway 401, east of Bloomfield Road. 

The eastbound lanes of the 401 between Bloomfield Road and Communications Road were closed for approximately five hours while police investigated.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has information is asked to contact the OPP.