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OPP identifying drivers in fatal 401 crash near Prescott

Police believe the driver killed was behind the wheel of a red Volvo transport, which ran into the back of a fuel tanker truck.
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Ontario Provincial Police cruiser. (Photo/ OPP)

A 55-year-old truck driver from Toronto has been identified as the victim in a crash on Hwy 401 near Prescott.

It happened Thursday afternoon, and involved two transports and a fuel tanker truck.

The highway was closed in both directions for several hours as police investigated and ministry of environment crews cleaned up spilled fuel.

A 38-year old Ottawa man was driving the fuel tanker and suffered minor injuries, as did a 58-year-old Glengarry Township man who was driving one of the transports.

Grenville County OPP said the driver killed was behind the wheel of a red Volvo semi, which appeared to have run into the back of the fuel truck.

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