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Eastbound Hwy. 401 reopens after multi-vehicle crash near Bayview

Last Updated Aug 26, 2019 at 11:24 am EST

A crash involving a tractor-trailer closes the eastbound express lanes of Highway 401 near Bayview Avenue on Aug. 26, 2019. TWITTER/Sgt. Kerry Schmidt

The express lanes of the eastbound Highway 401 have reopened following a multi-vehicle crash.

OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said police were dealing with an initial crash at the 404/Don Valley Parkway exit, when a transport truck slammed into another transport truck. A passenger vehicle was also involved.

The initial crash happened near the Leslie Street exit around 1 a.m. Monday. The second crash took place just before 5 a.m.

“Traffic was slowing down slightly in the area, a transport truck came in from behind, went by at least three MTO and OPP vehicles that had their lights flashing warning motorists to slow down, unfortunately this truck did not,” Schmidt said on Periscope.

“It slammed into the back of another transport truck that was loaded with some sort of carbon material, which has spilled all across the highway.”

The driver of the transport truck that triggered this pileup was taken to hospital with minor injuries and has been charged with careless driving.

The eastbound express lanes were closed from east of Bayview Avenue to Highway 404 but reopened just before 10:30 a.m.