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Two fatal collisions occurred on roads in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario early Saturday morning, each forcing the closure of sections of Highway 401, as well as the junction of Highway 417 and Highway 174 .
Eastbound lanes on Highway 401 are still closed to traffic between Dickinson Road and Upper Canada Road.
The westbound section of the highway is now reopened at Upper Canada Road. An emergency detour route had been put in place.
Officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Detachment responded to the collision scene on eastbound Highway 401 in the Township of South Stormont shortly before 6:00 a.m. .
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, the OPP wrote in a statement. The police force adds that a passenger, who suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, was airlifted to hospital.
In its press release, the police force does not reveal the name of the deceased and specifies that it is being held until a relative of the deceased is notified.
The detachment of The OPP's Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry says it is continuing its investigation with the assistance of OPP technical collision investigators and reconstruction specialists, the statement concludes.
A No one was killed in a single-vehicle collision around 3:00 a.m. Saturday morning. The vehicle was traveling eastbound on Route 174 at the junction of Highway 417 in Ottawa.
This fatal collision forced the closure of the exit ramps at the junction of the Highway 417 and Route 174 in both directions for almost eight hours.
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All routes are now reopened.
With information from Gabriel Le Marquand Perreault