A man in his twenties passed away on Wednesday after a flying wheel smashed into his windshield. 

The fatal accident on Highway 401 happened in the morning, in the eastbound express lanes near Markham Road. 

OPP say that a pickup truck with a trailer was driving westbound when a trailer wheel became detached.

The wheel crossed over into the path of the driver and he passed away as a result of his injuries.

Eastbound express lanes remain closed between Warden Avenue and McCowan Road.

Officers have located the pickup truck. However, they are still looking for witnesses.

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