Man dead after Hwy. 401 incident near Weston Road
Published Wednesday, July 15, 2020 6:01PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:03PM EDT
A 30-year-old man has died after being struck by a cement truck while getting a tow on a busy stretch of highway in North York.
It happened in the eastbound collector lanes of Highway 401 near Weston Road.
Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said that a driver of a commercial truck was getting a tow when he was hit by a cement truck.
"The tow truck was in the process of removing the vehicle and unfortunately the male somehow fell to the ground as he was walking around the area near live lanes of traffic and was struck by a cement truck that was travelling by in an adjacent lane," Schmidt said.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
All eastbound collector lanes of Highway 401 were blocked approaching Weston Road due to the fatal incident and traffic was forced off at Islington Avenue.