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Head-on Hwy 401 collision sends two to hospital

OPP continue to investigate an incident which has one man fighting for his life.
OPP cruiser
Image from the OPP

A 69-year-old man is in critical condition after a crash between a truck and van on Hwy 401, east of Cornwall.

According to the Ontario Provincial Police, the collision happened around 1 p.m., Wednesday.

Investigators said a truck was travelling westbound on Hwy 401 at kilometre marker 819 in South Glengarry Township, when it entered into the eastbound lanes and struck a van.

Both drivers were transported to the hospital. The 69-year-old was driving the truck. A 49-year-old man, driving the van, suffered non-life threatening injuries.

A section of Hwy 401 was closed to traffic following the incident, but has since been re-opened. 

A police investigation is still underway.

Anyone with information on the above or any crime is asked to call Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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