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.
Fatal collision - Wheel separation #Hwy401/Markham Rd - 24 year old man pronounced deceased at the scene https://t.co/M4IOLleALQ— OPP Highway Safety Division (@OPP Highway Safety Division) 1597236749.0
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.