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Woman in critical condition after Hwy. 401 crash east of Dufferin

Last Updated Jun 19, 2018 at 8:52 am EDT

A vehicle drove into a construction area and slammed into a parked excavator on the eastbound Highway 401 collectors near Dufferin Street on June 19, 2018. HANDOUT/Twitter/OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt

A woman is in critical condition due to an early-morning crash on Highway 401 east of Dufferin Street.

It happened around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

The vehicle drove into a construction area and crashed into the back of a parked excavator.

“This is a very critical situation here,” OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt explained.

“The vehicle somehow entered a construction area and went … at pretty high speed, right into the back of parked construction equipment.”

All eastbound collector lanes of the 401 have been closed east of Dufferin Street to Avenue Road.