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Fatal collision temporarily closes eastbound lanes on Highway 403

A fatal collision on Wednesday temporarily the eastbound lanes of Highway 403 east of Woodstock, according to Ontario Provincial Police.

Emergency crews were called to the scene around 2 p.m.

“The eastbound lanes only are closed at Oxford Road 55 for a collision investigation involving a commercial motor vehicle and a personal vehicle. Unfortunately, I have to report that one person has been pronounced deceased at the scene,” said Const. Conrad Vitalis in a video posted to Twitter.

Police are withholding the identity of the deceased pending notification of next of kin.

“The police have spoken to some witnesses who thankfully were able to stop and give us some assistance,” said Const. Vitalis. “If there’s anyone else out there who was in the area with a dash cam, or who saw what happened and weren’t able to stop at the time, they can contact Brant County OPP.”

Police add that it’s too early in the investigation to speculate on cause or any potential charges.

Just before 8 p.m., police reopened the Highway.

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