A man is dead after a collision on Highway 401 in Mississauga Tuesday that shut down a stretch of the collector lanes during morning rush hour.
The two-car crash happened in the westbound lanes just south of Pearson airport between Dixie Road and Renforth Drive, OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said.
A 64-year-old man from Toronto was behind the wheel of one of the vehicles when he abruptly came to a stop and was rear-ended. He was taken to hospital, where he died. The other driver was uninjured, Schmidt said.
Police are still investigating the circumstances of the crash but they suspect the man may have had a medical episode that resulted in him stopping his car, Schmidt said.
All of the westbound collector lanes are blocked at Renforth Drive. The express lanes are open and all eastbound lanes are unaffected.
The closure is expected to remain in place until about 10 a.m., Schmidt said.
Meanwhile, two separate collisions caused major simultaneous delays on southbound Highway 427 near Highway 409.
No one was injured, Schmidt said, but four southbound lanes of the highway were closed to traffic.