Multi-vehicle collision closes 401 at Mallorytown

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in Leeds County are continuing an investigation into a multi vehicle collision on westbound Highway 401.

On January 31st at about 3:30 P.M., officers of the Leeds County OPP detachment attended a multi vehicle collision on Highway 401, west of Mallorytown in Front of Yonge Township. The investigation revealed that a chain reaction collision involving four vehicles and seven tractor trailers occurred during adverse weather conditions.

A 23 year old Scarborough male who was involved and standing outside of his vehicle, was struck by a transport. He was transported to hospital in Kingston with reported non-life threatening injuries. There were no other reported injuries.

The highway remained closed for about five hours to allow for the investigation and vehicle removal.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision can call Leeds OPP Constable Charles Vaillancourt at 613-345-1790.