Accident on Highway 502 Claims Life


DRYDEN – On September 25, 2017 at approximately 11:20 a.m. officers from the Dryden Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 502, Unorganized Township (approximately 60 km South of Dryden).

A Highway line painting truck traveling southbound lost control and left the roadway; rolling over. Dryden Ambulance and Dryden & Oxdrift Fire Departments attended the scene of the collision.

The driver of the vehicle, Michael GIBSON, a 40-year-old resident of Worthington, ON was pronounced dead at the scene. A post-mortem will take place in Kenora on September 26, 2017.

The Technical Traffic Collision Investigation (TTCI) unit attended the scene to conduct their investigation. The cause of the collision is still under investigation.

Highway 502 was completely closed for approximately 2 ½ hours and fully opened 7 ½ hours after the collision occurred.