Man survives Hwy. 401 collision — but dies trying to cross highway

Police are investigating after a man survived a collision on Highway 401 in Kingston Friday evening — but was then killed as he crossed the busy highway.

Fatal crash happened in Kingston Friday evening

A man survived a collision on Highway 401 in Kingston Friday evening — but was then killed as he crossed the busy highway, police say.

Around 7 p.m., Ontario Provincial Police were dispatched to a collision on a westbound stretch of the highway between Joyceville Road and John F. Scott Road.

According to the OPP, a grey car had struck a centre median.

The driver survived the initial crash and was trying to cross the highway's westbound lanes when he was struck and killed by "other westbound vehicles," the OPP said in a media release.

The man, who has been identified as 37-year-old William Runham of Belleville, Ont., was pronounced dead at the scene.

The stretch of Highway 401 where the collision occurred was closed until about 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

Anyone with information about the collision can contact the Frontenac OPP detachment at 613-372-1932 or 1-888-310-1122.