THUNDER BAY – On Monday, October 30, 2017, at approximately 9:00 pm, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) as well as Kaministiquia Fire Department, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue and Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a three-vehicle collision on Highway 102 at the Kaministiquia Bridge.
At approximately 9:30 pm a request was made to Thunder Bay Fire Rescue to attend a multiple vehicle collision on Hwy 102 west of Silver Falls Rd. A pumper and two pumper rescues with heavy hydraulics were dispatched to the scene to aid OPP, Paramedics and Kaministiquia Fire Department.
A westbound pickup truck and a westbound Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) collided and subsequently a secondary collision occurred between the SUV and an eastbound mid-size car.
The male driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other occupants in that vehicle.
The male driver of the SUV was transported to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre by ambulance where he was pronounced dead. Five passengers in the SUV were also transported to the hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the truck was not injured.
The identification of the two deceased males is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) and officers from the Forensic Identification Unit (FIU) attended the scene to assist with the investigation.
Highway 102 was closed for approximately 7 ½ hours while the investigation was conducted. The highway is now open again.
The investigation is continuing.