Driver killed in crash on Highway 7

A driver heading west toward Carleton Place, Ont., on Highway 7 in Ottawa left the road, hit a guardrail and was killed on May 14, 2021. (Paula Duhatschek/CBC - image credit)
A driver heading west toward Carleton Place, Ont., on Highway 7 in Ottawa left the road, hit a guardrail and was killed on May 14, 2021. (Paula Duhatschek/CBC - image credit)

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say a driver that was alone in their vehicle hit a guardrail and was killed in the west end of Ottawa Friday morning.

Police said in a news release the single-vehicle collision happened just before 6 a.m. on Highway 7 between the exits for Dwyer Hill and Ashton Station roads.

The victim has not been identified and the cause of the crash is under investigation.

The westbound lanes of the highway, which connects Ottawa to Carleton Place, Ont., were closed, but have since reopened.

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