National Newswatch

TORONTO — Provincial police in Toronto say a 24-year-old man is dead after his vehicle was hit by a loose wheel on Highway 401.

Police say the incident happened Wednesday morning when the wheel came off a trailer being towed by a westbound pickup truck.

They say the wheel entered the eastbound lanes and hit the 24-year-old man's car.

Investigators say they're speaking with the driver of the pickup truck.

They say the eastbound lanes of Highway 401 in a section of the Scarborough area could be closed until around 11 a.m.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with dashcam footage to reach out to investigators.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 12, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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