Marathon OPP Respond to Four Separate Accidents on Highway 17

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MARATHON – Marathon and Manitouwadge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments responded to four separate motor vehicle collisions that occurred on Highway 17 in a little over a four hour period.

April 16, 2018, at 09:23 pm officers attended a single motor vehicle collision (MVC) near the Prairie River Bridge on highway 17. The vehicle left the roadway coming to rest in the ditch with no injuries to the occupants. The vehicle is to be removed today when weather conditions allow.

At 10:22 pm officers were alerted to a second single MVC 3km west of Marathon on highway 17. A westbound motor vehicle left the roadway coming to rest in the ditch with minimal damage and no injuries to the driver. The vehicle was removed shortly after the incident.

At 11:40 pm officers attended a third single MVC on Peninsula Road near highway 17. A vehicle left the roadway coming to rest in the ditch with minimal damage and no injuries to the occupants. The vehicle was removed shortly after the incident.

Again at 01:39 am on April 17, 2018, officers attended a fourth single MVC 40km west of White River on Highway 17.

The motor vehicle left the roadway coming to rest in the ditch with minimal damage and no injuries to the two occupants. In this incident, the driver, a 35-year-old male of Muskoday, SK was charged with two Highway Traffic Act offences. The motor vehicle is to be removed when weather conditions allow.

OPP report that while the highways were open at the time of the accidents there were not the most favourable driving conditions due to the weather and road conditions.

Anyone needing information on road conditions is asked to call 511 for updated conditions supplied by the MTO.