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Westbound Highway 401 opening up east of Highway 416 after fatal crash

One person is dead following a collision on Highway 401 just east of Highway 416.

1 person killed, 4 taken to hospital with minor injuries

One person is dead following a collision on Highway 401 just east of Highway 416.

The collision happened around 2 p.m. Monday when a tractor-trailer collided with a box truck in the westbound lanes. The driver of the box truck was killed in the crash.

A fatal crash involving two trucks closed westbound Highway 401 for several hours near Highway 416 in eastern Ontario. OPP tweeted the photo with truck company information blacked out. (@OPP_ER/Twitter)

The vehicles collided near where construction on the highway is taking place, between County Road 16 and the Cardinal exit at Shanly Road.

This stretch of the westbound highway was closed until about 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, when one lane reopened.

Two other vehicles were also involved in the collision and four people were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Detours are still in place early Tuesday morning.