An Alabama trucker lost his life yesterday in a multi-truck crash on Highway 402 at the Canada/U.S. border.
The crash happened in Sarnia, Ontario, in the westbound lanes of Highway 402 around noon.
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Police say that two tractor trailers were in line waiting to cross the Blue Water Bridge into the U.S. when a third truck driven by 61 year old Dannie Faulk collided into the rear of the second truck. The crash pushed the second truck into the first truck.
Trucker Loses Life In Three-Truck Crash At Border
Faulk was pronounced dead at the scene. The other two truck drivers suffered only minor injuries.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Canadian police are urging truckers to use extra caution as they approach the Blue Water Bridge in the future: “The OPP would like to remind all commercial traffic utilizing westbound 402 Highway while approaching the Blue Water Bridge, to be cognizant of traffic delays, relevant Ministry of Transportation signage and speed.”
Westbound Highway 402 was shut down in the area for 12 hours.