Windsor trucker died from injuries in head-on crash involving two big rigs
The wreckage of a collision between two tractor-trailers is shown on Friday, June 22, 2018 on Highway 401 near Tilbury, ON. One driver was killed and the other is in serious condition. The accident occurred just before 7:00 a.m. and shut down all lanes of the highway for several hours. (DAN JANISSE/THE WINDSOR STAR)
The condition of the survivor in a median crossover fatal crash on Highway 401 involving two tractor trailers is improving.
Chatham-Kent OPP reported Monday morning the driver's condition has improved and he is now listed in stable condition in a London hospital. He has not been identified.
The OPP, along with Chatham-Kent fire and EMS, responded to the two-vehicle crash on Highway 401 near Queen's Line around 6:50 a.m. Friday.
OPP report a westbound tractor trailer lost control, crossed through the centre median and collided with an eastbound tractor trailer.
Both drivers were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The other driver involved, Alaa Issa, 44, of Windsor, died as a result of the injuries sustained in the crash.
Highway 401 between County Road 42 and Queen's Line was closed until 9:30 p.m. on Friday to allow for removal of the vehicles and clean up of the scene.
OPP Traffic Collision Investigators assisted with the investigation, which continues.