Highway 401 reopened east of Brockville after fatal crash

A fatal crash involving "at least" three vehicles, including a tractor-trailer, shut down Highway 401 in both directions east of Brockville, according to Ontario Provincial Police.

1 person died, 2 others were seriously injured, OPP say

Ted Mader tweeted this photo of Highway 401 at 6 p.m., saying he'd been stuck in traffic for three hours. (Twitter/Ted Mader)

A fatal crash involving "at least" three vehicles, including a tractor-trailer, shut down Highway 401 in both directions east of Brockville for hours on Sunday, according to Ontario Provincial Police.

Police were called to the scene just before 2:30 p.m. One person was pronounced dead and two others were seriously injured.

The highway was closed at kilometre marker 705 for east bound traffic and kilometre marker 716 for westbound traffic, causing traffic jams.

OPP said the highway reopened at about 1 a.m. Monday.

No other details about the crash were immediately available.