One man is dead following a fatal freak accident on the Toronto-bound QEW near Nikola Tesla Blvd. in Hamilton on Tuesday morning.
Police say an excavator in a construction zone struck an overhead road sign, causing it to collapse and fall onto the roadway and strike another vehicle as it was passing by.
The 46-year-old driver and Toronto resident was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Toronto bound QEW approaching the Burlington Skyway remained closed for clean-up and the investigation for much of the morning. The highway has since reopened.
— OPP Highway Safety Division (@OPP_HSD) April 27, 2021