MARATHON, ON – On August 14, 2017 at approximately 12:45PM EDT members of the Marathon/Manitouwadge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision approximately 25km south of Manitouwadge on Highway 614.
A single motor vehicle, a Ford F150 pickup truck travelling north bound, crossed the southbound lane were it struck a rock cut. Emergency services including the Manitouwadge Fire Department (MFD) and Superior North Emergency Medical Services (EMS) attended the scene to assist the single vehicle occupant.
The driver and single occupant, Julian HAWARISH, an 83 year old male of Manitouwadge, ON was pronounced dead at the scene.
The highway was closed for approximately 1 hour then open to one lane for approximately 8 hours while OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigation unit (TTCI) conduct their investigation. The investigation is ongoing as to the cause of the collision.