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 remains in critical condition in a London hospital.

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

The eastbound lanes of the 401 are closed between Essex Road 42 and Queens Line.

Police say 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 with life-threatening injuries.

Police say one of the drivers was pronounced deceased at the hospital.