OTTAWA - A 35-year-old man has died after police say his car collided with a tractor-trailer in Ottawa this morning.

Provincial police say the crash took place around 2:30 a.m. on Highway 417 near Hunt Club Road.

They say the car struck the back of the tractor-trailer.

Investigators say the driver was pronounced dead at the scene, while a 24-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

The eastbound lanes of the 417 were expected to remain closed for several hours while police examined the scene.

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