Man, 55, dead after head-on, multi-vehicle crash on Highway 401

Ontario Provincial Police say a fatal collision on Highway 401's westbound lanes near Pickering left one person dead and sent two others to the hospital early Friday morning. (CBC - image credit)
Ontario Provincial Police say a fatal collision on Highway 401's westbound lanes near Pickering left one person dead and sent two others to the hospital early Friday morning. (CBC - image credit)

One 55-year-old man is dead and two others are in hospital after a three-vehicle, head-on collision on Highway 401 early Friday.

Police responded to reports of a collision near Brock Road in Pickering on the highway's westbound lanes shortly after 5 a.m., according to OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt.

Reports say one vehicle was travelling eastbound in the westbound lane, resulting in a head-on collision with another vehicle, he says.

One 55-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, Schmidt says. The two other drivers, including the driver of the wrong-way vehicle, were taken to and remain in hospital.

Westbound lanes on Highway 401 at Brock Road in Pickering will be closed for most of the morning, he says. The lanes are expected to reopen by 1 p.m