12/24/2014 01:54 EST | Updated 02/23/2015 05:59 EST

Highway 417 closed between Ottawa, Montreal after fatal crash

A fatal crash just east of Hawkesbury, Ont., has closed the eastbound lanes of Highway 417 between Ottawa and Montreal, according to Ontario Provincial Police.

Police said the crash happened late Wednesday morning about five kilometres from the Quebec-Ontario border.

OPP said it involved one vehicle and the driver of that vehicle died as a result of the crash.

Police closed the eastbound lanes of Hwy. 417 between County Road 10, or Barb Road, and County Road 14 due to the crash.

The OPP continues to investigate.