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Highway 410 southbound at Derry Road has reopened

All southbound lanes of Highway 410 at Derry Road have reopened after being closed "for several hours" following a fatality on the roadway early Friday morning.

All southbound lanes were closed 'for several hours' due to a fatality, OPP said

All southbound lanes of Highway 410 have reopened following an hours-long closure. (Linda Ward/CBC)

All southbound lanes of Highway 410 at Derry Road have reopened after being closed "for several hours" following a fatality on the roadway early Friday morning.

Police were called to the area around 4:30 a.m. for reports of a vehicle fire.

Around 7:30 a.m., the province's Special Investigations Unit invoked its mandate and will investigate the incident. The agency probes incidents involving police that result in a civilian's injury or death, or a sexual assault.

A news release issued by the SIU shortly before midday said a 27-year-old man had died.

At 11:30 a.m., Ontario Provincial Police tweeted that the highway had reopened.

Both directions of Derry Road were being redirected. But shortly before 10 a.m., Peel police tweeted that the road had been reopened in both directions.