KINGSTON, ONT. -- Ontario Provincial Police say two people are dead following a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 401.

In a release, the OPP said the crash happened shortly after 1 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Highway 401 near Gardiners Road. Two drivers were pronounced dead at the scene and a third driver was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

The initial investigation suggests an eastbound tractor trailer crossed the median and collided with transport trucks in the westbound lane. In all four transport trucks, including a double-trailer truck, were invovled. 


On Thursday, the OPP released the names of the two truck drivers killed in the collision.

  • Oliver CZUPPON, 41, of Mississauga, Ont.
  • Charles MARTIN, 61, of Saint Valerien, Que.

Highway 401 westbound from Gardiners Road to County Road 6 was closed to all traffic on Wednesday while police investigated. The westbound 401 reopened early Thursday morning.