One man is dead after a crash on Highway 400 in Barrie on Thursday night.

Ontario Provincial Police say the driver of van was heading north in the southbound lanes when he collided with a tractor-trailer. It happened south of Essa Road around 9:30 p.m.

The driver of the van was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. His identity is not being released until his next of kin is notified.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

The southbound lanes of the highway were closed between Essa and Mapleview Drive while police investigated. The road has since reopened.