(File photo: Tara Kirkpatrick).

Two seriously injured in Highway 417 crash

Police say on the afternoon of May 17, there was a serious crash on Highway 417 about two kilometres west of the Ontario-Quebec border. The OPP responded at about 1 p.m.

The collision happened when a transport truck headed west collided with a “Truck Mounted Attenuator,” otherwise known as a crash truck, that was parked on the highway for safety reasons while construction work was being done. The drivers of both vehicles were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The westbound lanes of the highway near the border were closed as of 4:20 p.m. on May 17. Police said that detours have been set up and that drivers should avoid the area if possible. The Ministry of the Environment was contacted because of a fuel leak from one of the vehicles.

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