1 dead after crash on Highway 401 in Pickering involving wrong-way driver: OPP

The Ontario Provincial Police say one person has died following a three-vehicle crash on Highway 401 in Pickering involving a wrong-way driver.

OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said the accident happened on the westbound lanes of the freeway near Brock Road shortly after 5 a.m. Friday.

One person was pronounced dead while two others were injured, he said.

Schmidt said the crash involved a wrong-way driver.

« Reports indicate that one of the vehicles was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes when it collided head-on, » Schmidt said.

Schmidt said westbound Highway 401 is closed at Brock Road and will remain closed for most of the morning.

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