Accident Closes Highway 17 Near Wawa

Ontario Provincial Police

WAWA – Highway 17 remains CLOSED between Wawa and WhiteRiver. The Ontario Provincial Police report that the closure is due to a motor vehicle collision.

As of 17:00 EDT the re-opening time is still at the least two to three hours away.

On September 5, 2016 at approximately 7:30AM, members of the Wawa Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 approximately 20 kilometres west of Wawa near Catfish Lake.

The vehicle crashed into a rock cut resulting in the death of four passengers. The driver of the motor vehicle was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital where he was treated for injuries. No names have been released at this time pending next of kin notifications.