The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are currently investigating the sudden death of a 69-year-old man on Highway 401 in Milton. The incident occurred on Tuesday, April 11 at approximately 11:30 p.m. on the westbound lane near Guelph Line. According to OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt, officers were alerted to the situation after reports of a delivery driver slumped over the wheel in a ditch and apparently unconscious. Upon arriving at the scene, officers determined that the driver was without vital signs, prompting immediate life-saving efforts. The driver was transported to the hospital by Halton Region Paramedics but was pronounced deceased, as confirmed by Schmidt.
While the police suspect a medical event as a factor in the death, the investigation is still ongoing. Schmidt expressed condolences to the family and encouraged anyone with information to contact the OPP at 905-858-8670.