Fatal crash at Carp Road exit closes Hwy. 417 off-ramp

CARP – A tractor-trailer rollover has closed the Carp Road westbound exit this afternoon (March 5) as Ottawa Fire Services (OFS) emergency crews worked to free the driver.

“At approximately 1:23 p.m. officers with the Ottawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single vehicle collision on the westbound off ramp of Highway 417 at Carp Road,” OPP Const. Dany Viel released in a statement. “The investigation found a tractor trailer had left the roadway and rolled over. The driver, who was alone in the vehicle, was pronounced deceased but the next of kin notification hasn’t been done.”

Firefighters from Ottawa Fire Station 46 in Stittsville were the Ottawa Fire Services (OFS) first on scene for the motor vehicle collision with the driver trapped within.

“At 1:24 p.m., OFS received an auto generated call from Ottawa Police Services for a tractor trailer that had rolled over,” OFS public information officer Carson Tharris released in a statement this afternoon. “Updates were received that an occupant of the vehicle was trapped.”

Crews on scene worked to stabilize the vehicle upon arrival.

“Fire crews remain on location while they await heavy equipment to right the vehicle,” Tharris said.

“The off-ramp lane of the 417 to northbound Carp Road will be closed for several hours while the OPP collision investigators work to determine the cause of the crash,” Viel said.

“If you are the first person at a motor vehicle incident, please approach the scene only if it is safe to do so,” Tharris said. “It is advisable to remain in your vehicle on fast moving highways as motorists may not see you if you exit your vehicle. Motorists are reminded to drive with caution near an incident occurring on a roadway. First responders are working in the area. If possible, pull as close as you can to the opposite side of the roadway from the incident.”