UPDATED: Truck driver charged in crash, diesel spill on QEW

(Photo: Ontario Provincial Police)
(Photo: Ontario Provincial Police)

A transport truck driver is being charged following an overnight crash – and ensuing diesel spill – which closed the Queen Elizabeth Way in south Mississauga during the Thursday morning rush.

The truck rear-ended a provincial Ministry of Transportation maintenance vehicle in the right eastbound lane at Cawthra Rd. at 3:15 a.m., said OPP.
Eastbound commuters, forced to exit or avoid the area altogether, were taking Lakeshore Rd., the Queeensway, or Hwy. 403 as alternate routes.

Two Toronto-bound lanes opened by 6:45 a.m., OPP confirmed. By 1:15 p.m., the right lane and exit still remained closed.
(Photo: Ontario Provincial Police)
(Photo: Ontario Provincial Police)

The truck driver has minor injuries and the other driver isn’t hurt.

Yogeswaran Balasingam, 56, of Etobicoke, is charged with careless driving.

-Kelly Roche

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