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Tractor-trailer, car crash closes westbound Hwy. 401 near Guelph

Last Updated Oct 11, 2017 at 5:03 pm EST

Crash involving a tractor trailer closes westbound Highway 401 at Highway 6 South, Oct. 11, 2017. Image Credit: TWITTER/Kerry Schmidt

The westbound lanes of Highway 401 at Highway 6 South were closed most of the day following an earlier crash involving a car and a tractor-trailer.

Ontario Provincial Police said the initial accident happened around 5:15 a.m. on Wednesday.

When officers arrived on scene the truck was fully engulfed in flames and there was a fuel spill.

OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said one person has been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

No word yet on if charges will be laid.

The westbound lanes had been closed for most of the day due to repaving.