Truck drivers charged after Kingsville crash

Crash in Kingsville Monday morning. Image: OPP.

Two drivers are facing charges after two tractor-trailers collided in Kingsville Monday morning

Police say the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a two motor vehicle collision on Essex County Road 18 at Graham Side Road in Kingsville Monday at around 8 a.m.

A tractor-trailer unit loaded with an excavator was stopped on the south shoulder of Essex County Road 18. The vehicle was partially on the driving portion of the roadway.

Image released by OPP.

A second tractor-trailer loaded with produce, travelling east on the same road struck the parked vehicle dislodging the excavator and causing significant damage to both vehicles. There were no injuries reported.

The driver of the parked truck has been charged with – Over Width Load – Commercial Motor Vehicle and the second driver has been charged with – Failing to Turn to Left to Avoid Collision, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario.

The roadway was closed for approximately 10 hours as the contents of the trucks were removed from the highway.

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