Truck driver charged after spilling lumber on Highway 401

A Quebec truck driver has been charged with careless driving after he crashed through a steel barrier on Highway 401 near Kingston, Ont., and spilled lumber across the eastbound lanes.

53-year-old Quebec man faces careless driving charge in crash near Kingston, Ont.

A 53-year-old Quebec man faces a single charge of careless driving after he rolled his tractor-trailer near Kingston, Ont., on Jan. 4, 2018, spilling lumber across the eastbound lanes of Highway 401. (Frontenac Paramedic Services)

A truck driver has been charged with careless driving after he crashed through a steel barrier on Highway 401 near Kingston, Ont., and spilled lumber across the eastbound lanes.

Ontario Provincial Police say the rollover happened shortly before 9 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 4.

The man was heading west near the Gardiners Road exit when he lost control and crashed through the barrier separating eastbound and westbound traffic, OPP said.

Lumber spilled from the truck and ended up on the highway, causing traffic to be detoured, police said.

The driver, a 53-year-old man from Quebec, suffered minor injuries.

He was charged with a single count of careless driving and is expected to appear in court in Kingston, police said.