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Fatal collision closes westbound lanes on Highway 401 at Martin Grove Rd.

A collision occurred around 5:20 a.m. Monday between a truck and a car, killing one and closing all lanes.

A collision between a car and a tractor trailer early Monday left one dead and closed all westbound lanes of Highway 401 near Martin Grove Rd. ahead of the morning commute traffic.

Kerry Schmidt / OPP

A collision between a car and a tractor trailer early Monday left one dead and closed all westbound lanes of Highway 401 near Martin Grove Rd. ahead of the morning commute traffic.

One person is dead after a crash between a car and a truck on Highway 401 Monday morning.

The crash occurred around 5:20 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Highway 401 at Martin Grove Rd., closing all lanes, said Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Kerry Schmidt.

“It’s an absolutely devastating crash,” he said. “The driver of the car is deceased. The driver of the truck is obviously very shaken up.”

Schmidt said the crash appeared to be a rear-end collision to the back of the car, but the reconstruction team would be able to confirm what happened after an investigation.

The highway is expected to be closed for several hours, which will affect the morning rush hour.

Schmidt is appealing for witnesses who were in the area around the time of the crash to come forward with details. The Toronto detachment of the OPP can be reached at 416-235-4981.

The identity and age of the victim was not immediately available.

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