Chatham-Kent OPP say one driver has died after a crash between two transport trucks on Highway 401 near Tilbury.

Police have identified the victim as 44-year-old Alaa Issa of Windsor, the driver of the westbound transport caught in the crash.

The other driver was airlifted to a London hospital and is in critical condition.

Emergency crews responded to the carnage on the 401 near Queens Line around 6:50 a.m. on Friday.

The highway was closed for much of the day — about 13 hours — between Essex Road 42 and Queens Line.

Police say a westbound tractor trailer had lost control, crossed through the centre median and collided with an eastbound tractor trailer. As a result of the collision, both drivers were transported to hospital.

Police say it was in hospital that Issa died of his injuries.

OPP Traffic Collision Investigators assisted officers with the investigation.