Fatal crash causes Highway 401 traffic backup near Woodstock, OPP investigating

The westbound lanes of Highway 401 near Woodstock, Ont., have been closed off as Ontario Provincial Police investigate a fatal single-vehicle crash.

Oxford County OPP first arrived at the scene between Highway 59 and Sweaburg Road around 3 a.m. on Tuesday.

In a video posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, at around 8:45 a.m., Const. Ed Sandchuck said both lanes are expected to be reopened shortly.

“Traffic is backed up for kilometres,” he said. “We’re just asking everyone to please have patience with us. We’re getting this handled as quickly as we can.”

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No further updates have been provided, including the cause of the crash.

Traffic is continuing to be rerouted at Norwich Avenue.

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