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Man dies after car, transport truck collide on Highway 401 in Toronto

The collision comes as provincial police prepare to crack down on distracted driving among truckers

December 11, 2017  by The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Police say a man has died in a crash between a car and a transport truck on Highway 401 in Toronto.

Ontario Provincial Police say it happened around 5:20 a.m. Dec. 11 at Martin Grove Road.

Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said the driver of the car was was pronounced dead at the scene, while the transport truck driver survived and was talking to investigators.

Paramedics said they believed the man driving the car was in his 50s.

The westbound lanes of the highway will remain closed in the area as police continue their investigation.

The crash comes as OPP prepare to crack down on distracted driving among truckers.

A safety blitz targeting commercial vehicles is scheduled to start this morning.