A Driver Was Just Killed By A Road Sign That Collapsed On His Car On The QEW

He was in the Burlington area heading towards Toronto.

A Driver Was Just Killed By A Road Sign That Collapsed On ...

A driver from Niagara Falls has died after a tragic incident on the Queen Elizabeth Way on Tuesday night.

According to the Ontario Provincial Police, the 46-year-old man was driving towards Toronto near Nikola Tesla Boulevard in the Burlington area on the QEW when "an excavator in a construction zone struck an overhead road sign causing it to collapse and fall onto the roadway," striking his vehicle.

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According to reports by CP24, the passenger compartment of the vehicle was entirely crushed, killing the driver instantly.

The QEW remains closed for removal, cleanup, and ongoing investigation — all lanes should be open by around 9 a.m. on Tuesday, say OPP.

Police say that they will provide more updates about the incident as they become available.

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