A section of the 402 remains closed Tuesday morning following a fatal collision involving a fuel truck.
The OPP are looking into the cause of the crash that happened at around 7:30a.m. on Thanksgiving Monday on the outskirts of London.
Emergency crews responded to the scene on the 402 near Wonderland Rd. According to investigators, a transport truck was heading eastbound when the driver lost control.
The truck, which was carrying ethanol and diesel fuel, hit the centre median and over-turned as a result of the impact.
The truck driver, 28-year-old Jagjit Singh Deol of Brampton, was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.
“The driver of that vehicle has succumbed to injury,” said OPP Sgt. Dave Rektor. “Presently the police, fire and ambulance and other officials are on scene and dealing with the aftermath of this crash.”
One lane of the westbound Hwy. 402 remains closed from Wonderland Rd. to Colonel Talbot Rd., while both lanes of the eastbound Hwy. 402 are closed from Colonel Talbot Rd. to Hwy. 401. Rektor is urging motorists to avoid the area until further notice.
“This highway is going to be closed down for a significant period of time while we work on removing the vehicle and securing the load. Again, it’s a fuel truck and there are some environmental concerns at this point but no other risks.”
The Ministry of the Environment has been contacted and the OPP traffic management unit is at the scene investigating.
OPP Technical Collision Investigators are on scene and would like to speak with anyone who may have observed the truck prior to the collision. Police can be contacted at 1-888-310-1122 or should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.