THUNDER BAY – Crime News – Two people are dead following an accident on the Thunder Bay Expressway that happened at about 03:00AM on Saturday.
The Ontario Provincial Police and the Thunder Bay Police closed off the route for almost twelve hours.
One of the individuals was declared dead at the scene, while the other was taken to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
It was a busy twenty-four hour period for Police.
Police dealt with eight assaults, and twenty ‘Quality of Life’ calls.
The Thunder Bay Police Service Traffic Unit are investigating a motor vehicle collision which occurred Friday evening at approximately 9:30PM. A Thunder Bay Police Service marked cruiser was traveling southbound on Waterloo Street when it came into a collision with a Subaru sedan in the intersection at Victoria Avenue.
The uniformed Patrol Constable and a female passenger in the cruiser received minor injuries.
The driver of the Subaru also received minor injuries.
The Constable was responding to an emergency call with regards to a possible robbery at a Mac’s Store on South Syndicate Avenue. The cruiser had its emergency lights and siren activated at the time of the collision. The deployment of airbags and the use of seat belts are credited with reducing the level of injuries.
Both vehicles sustained significant damage. The intersection was closed for nearly 3 hours for the initial investigation. The Traffic Unit is continuing with the investigation.
South Side Mac’s Robbery
A female entered the Mac’s Store at 235 South Syndicate Avenue at approximately 9:20PM and proceeded to the cashier with a number of items. The clerk noticed an unpaid item in the female’s pocket. When challenged, the female claimed to have a weapon and fled the store with the items.
– Native Canadian Female – Mid 20’s
– 5’7″ – Thin build
– Dark hair, black parka with a hood
– Wearing faded jeans and sunglasses
Anyone with information should contact police or Crime Stoppers.