Tractor trailer rolls and catches fire on 401 in Chatham-Kent – CTV News London

Tractor trailer rolls and catches fire on 401 in Chatham-Kent - CTV News London
UPDATE: Crash Closes Highway 401 Westbound
CHATHAM, Ont. — A collision has blocked the westbound lanes of Highway 401 in Chatham-Kent Tuesday morning.

The Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Transportation are both involved in the investigation.

No injuries have been reported and officers say it’s not known when the westbound lanes will reopen to traffic. Motorists are asked to keep the closure in mind and take an alternate route.

ROAD CLOSURE: #Hwy401 WB at #Hwy40 #ChathamKent: Roadway closed following a collision. #OPP on scene. ^aw pic.twitter.com/VogQDhFhbY

The Special Investigations Unit has released the identity of a 28-year-old woman who died after she was found in medical distress while in London Police custody.

The OPP are blaming a driver swerving to avoid hitting a deer as the cause of a crash on the 401 in Chatham-Kent that has closed the highway Tuesday morning.

A tractor trailer rolled onto its side and caught fire in the westbound lanes of the 401 near Highway 40.

Chatham-Kent police said they arrested a 33-year-old Chatham man who made it to their Wanted List at around 10 p.m. Monday. He was accused of failing to comply with his release conditions, possession for the purposes of trafficking, breach of probation and failing to attend court. After he was arrested, the man was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.

The Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Transportation are both involved in the clean-up effort.

And in a fourth case, a 37-year-old Dresden man wanted in connection with a criminal harassment investigation was arrested Monday afternoon. The accused was charged with three counts of criminal harassment, three counts of conveying a false message, and three counts of uttering threats. He was later released with conditions and a future court date.

Provincial police say Highway 401 westbound will remain closed at Highway 40 until further notice for the completion of the investigation and removal of the vehicle.