Driver charged after trailer detached from tractor on Highway 401

Trailer detached from tractor on Highway 401. Photo: OPP.

A 45-year-old man has been charged after a trailer detached from a tractor on Highway 401 yesterday.

On February 27th around 5:30 p.m. Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 401 near Victoria Road.

A second photo released by OPP.

Investigation revealed the trailer had detached from the tractor unit while the Commercial Motor Vehicle was entering the eastbound on-ramp to the highway.

OPP say the male driver, Peter Dyck, 45-years-old from Highgate, Ontario was charged with operate unsafe combination of vehicles – commercial motor vehicle, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.

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