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One dead in Truck fire which closes Hwy 401 WB near Napanee

The westbound lanes of the highway will be closed for an extended period of time.
2018-05-30 401 truck fire
Truck fire closes Hwy 401 WB, May 30, 2018. Photo/ @DickieBuckshot on Twitter

According to the Napanee Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police, one person has succumbed to their injuries in a fire along Hwy 401 WB between Deseronto Road and Hwy 49.

Officials initially said one truck was one fire, around 7 a.m., and they had yet to locate the driver.

Around 10:30 a.m., police reported two trucks had collided, sparking flames in one of them. The driver of the truck which caught fire passed away. The blaze was still active at that time and crews were still at scene. 

Traffic has been re-routed off the highway at Deseronto Road.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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