Chatham-Kent OPP say one person was rushed to hospital with serious life-threatening injuries Saturday following a serious single tractor-trailer crash on Highway 401 near Chatham.
OPP officers, fire crews, and EMS personnel responded to the crash on the highway just west of Bloomfield Road around 3 p.m.
Police say a westbound transport truck crossed through the highway’s centre median, travelled across the eastbound lanes and rolled over, coming to a rest in the south ditch.
The lone female driver of the tractor-trailer was extricated from the vehicle and transported by EMS to hospital for serious life-threatening injuries. The driver was later air-lifted for “further advanced care,” police said.
The crash shut down both directions of the highway for several hours for police investigation.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Chatham-Kent OPP at 1-888-310-1122.