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Driver dies after being ejected in crash on Highway 401: OPP



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The driver of a pickup truck died after they were ejected from the vehicle when it collided Tuesday with a transport truck on Highway 401 in south London, OPP say.

The collision occurred in the highway’s east lanes at Colonel Talbot Road at about 3 p.m., OPP Sgt. Ed Sanchuk said in a video posted to X.

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The driver of the pickup was ejected and died at the scene, he said. The driver of the transport truck was not injured.

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Police expect the east lanes of the highway between Colonel Talbot and Wonderland Road to be closed for four to six hours, Sanchuk said.

He appealed to drivers who have cameras on their dashes to check their footage and contact investigators at 1-888-310-1122 if they have footage of the crash.

Sanchuk also warned drivers in the 401’s west lanes not to take photos of the crash scene.

“Please stop trying to take pictures of the crash. . . If you happen to be on your cellphone, I can anticipate you will be stopped and you will be given a ticket.”

Delhi residents advised to stay inside homes during OPP investigation

A 23-year-old Norfolk County resident was taken into custody following a weapons incident in Delhi.

Early Tuesday, police urged parents in a Delhi neighbourhood to keep their children home from school and asked nearby residents to “shelter in place” amid what they described as an “active police investigation.”

Norfolk OPP officers responded to a home on Gibralter Street at about 7 a.m. to investigate a report of a person with a weapon, Const. Andrew Gamble said in a video posted to social media. The suspect was armed and threatened to harm police officers, Norfolk OPP said.

A suspect was arrested without incident and the hold and secure order was lifted at about 9:40 a.m.

A 23-year-old Norfolk County man was charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and uttering threats – cause death or bodily harm

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