One person is dead after a tanker truck rolled onto a vehicle early Friday afternoon.
Brantford police and fire crews were on the scene of a motor vehicle collision involving a transport truck and a Honda Accord at the intersection of Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Lynden Road at around 12:15 p.m.
The driver of the Honda Accord was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Brantford police.
Police said the driver of the transport truck was treated at the Brantford General Hospital for minor injuries and later released.
Unconfirmed witness reports said the Accord was turning onto Wayne Gretzky Parkway when it was hit by the tanker and driven into the northbound ditch.
The Accord was crushed by the tanker and remained under the cab of the truck as police and firefighters secured the scene.
Witnesses reported that the distraught truck driver left the cab under his own power and was taken from the crash scene by ambulance.
One witness who was driving several car lengths behind the crash said the driver of the vehicle was crushed by the impact.
According to the witness, who asked not to be named, several motorists pulled over to help before firefighters quickly arrived.
Firefighters hosed down the grass around the vehicle, and a City of Brantford dump truck loaded with sand arrived and poured sand into the ditch. It is unknown what cargo, if any, the tanker was carrying.
Two fire department tankers, a quint and a fire van were also on the scene.
The deceased name is not being released at this time, pending family notification.
An investigation into the accident is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Matthew MacMillan of the Brantford Police Service traffic section at 519-756-7050 ext. 2212.