Trenton, Ont. man dead after head-on crash on Highway 401 near Bowmanville
OPP have identified the man who was driving a 'wrong way vehicle' as Jacob Knowlton, 38
A Trenton, Ont. man, 38, is dead after an SUV travelling in the wrong direction crashed head-on into a transport truck on Highway 401 near Bowmanville early Saturday.
Sgt. Kerry Schmidt, spokesperson for the OPP's Highway Safety Division, identified the victim as Jacob Knowlton.
Knowlton was driving the SUV and was its lone occupant. The transport truck driver was uninjured.
Schmidt said the OPP received a call just after 3:00 a.m. on Saturday about a dark-coloured SUV travelling in the wrong direction on Highway 401 in the area of Bowmanville. He called the SUV "a wrong way vehicle."
The vehicle was westbound while in the eastbound lanes and was being driven at highway speeds when it hit the transport truck, he said.
The OPP's Highway Safety Division, along with its Whitby detachment and traffic and crime units, are investigating the crash.
Witnesses are asked to call the OPP's Whitby detachment at 905-668-3388.
CLEARED: ROAD CLOSURE: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Hwy401?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Hwy401</a> EB at Liberty St <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bowmanville?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Bowmanville</a>: All lanes REOPENED. ^aw—@OPP_GTATraffic
Update:Driver of SUV killed in a collision on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Hwy401?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Hwy401</a> near Bennett Rd identified as Jacob KNOWLTON, 38 years old from Trenton, Ontario. <a href="https://t.co/R00JP719Z9">pic.twitter.com/R00JP719Z9</a>—@OPP_HSD