The Glengarry News


Tractor trailer overturned

publisher Dec 2, 2016 - 9:55am

RolloverThe driver of this truck hauling peanuts suffered minor injuries when the tractor-trailer flipped on the eastbound on-ramp of Highway 401 in Lancaster at 6 a.m. today (December 2). When this photo was taken, the ramp was still closed. The highway in the area has been reduced to one lane and detours are in place to access the highway eastbound along South Service Road.

Uttering threats charge

publisher Sep 23, 2016 - 8:53pm

A Montréal man has been charged after Ontario Provincial Police officers intercepted a vehicle Thursday on Highway 401 in South Glengarry Township. The driver became aggressive with officers upon his arrest and verbally threatened them. Officers also seized a quantity of marijuana and a knife in the vehicle. While in custody at the detachment, the accused damaged a cell. Jimmy Arias, 29, is charged with uttering threats. possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose possession of a controlled substance, mischief and obstructing a peace officer. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing at the Cornwall court.

Fire fighter hurt, cruiser hit

richard Feb 6, 2016 - 6:12pm

A fire fighter was injured and an Ontario Provincial Police vehicle was struck following accidents on Highway 401 Saturday morning near Lancaster.
At about 7:54 a.m., Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to a report of a collision involving a South Glengarry Fire Department tanker truck. The truck was responding to another reported collision
when the volunteer firefighter driving the truck lost control, causing the unit to roll over. The driver was transported to hospital suffering from non-life threatening injuries.
Police closed off a section of the westbound lanes of Highway 401 re-routing traffic at the Lancaster exit. At approximately 8:40 a.m., a passenger vehicle lost control and collided with an unattended OPP vehicle used to alert oncoming traffic. A
female passenger in the vehicle received minor injuries. The 31-year-old male driver from Mirabel was charged with driving without insurance or permit.
A section of the highway remained closed for approximately three hours.


Fatal collision

richard Jan 22, 2016 - 7:44am

A 59-year-old Québec man was pronounced dead at the scene of a collision between two tractor trailers January 21 at 8:52 p.m. on the Highway 401 eastbound lanes, west of Boundary Road near Cornwall.
The other driver was not injured.

3 killed in 401 crash

richard Sep 7, 2015 - 12:15pm

The three victims of an accident on Highway 401 near Lancaster Sunday have been identified as Jonathan Cawthron, 28, of Nova Scotia, and Akansksha Jain, 27, of Kingston, and Sharad Srivastava, 58, of India.
Jonathan Cawthron was driving an SUV the wrong way in the westbound lane of Highway 401 when it collided head-on with a westbound Hyundai, that was passing a tractor trailer. The SUV then collided with the truck.
Two of the victims died at the scene of the crash.
Sharad Srivastava, the mother of the Hyundai driver, succumbed to her injuries overnight in hospital.
The driver of the Hyundai and his three-year-old son were transported to local hospital with serious injuries.
The 53-year-old male truck driver, from St-Lazare, was not injured.

2 airlifted

richard Jun 23, 2015 - 4:48pm

Approximately 15 passengers were injured in a collision between a double-decker bus and a tractor trailer June 23 at about 2:30 p.m. on the Highway 401 westbound lane east of Lancaster.
Two of the injured were airlifted to hospitals.
The other 30 passengers were transported to the Williamstown arena awaiting alternate transportation.
The westbound 401 is closed in that area.