The Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police responded to a report of a transport truck going into the north ditch along the 401 Highway westbound lanes west of Colonel Talbot road around 6:30 p.m. on March 25, 2020.

Southwold and Dutton-Dunwich Fire Department, along with St. Thomas Elgin paramedics attended the scene of the single vehicle crash. The driver had to be extricated by fire personnel. The driver was transported to hospital with serious injuries however their condition was later updated to stable.

The Ministry of the Environment was contacted due to a fuel spill associated with the trucks gas tanks.

The 401 Highway was reopened to motorist around 10:30 p.m. Road and weather conditions were not a factor in this collision.

The investigation continues.