IGNACE – On July 30, 2018, at approximately 8:15 pm, officers from the Ignace Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 17, Ilsley Township, approximately 30 km West of Ignace.
A tractor-trailer unit, traveling Westbound lost control and left the roadway, rolled over and came to rest in the ditch. Ignace Ambulance and Ignace Volunteer Fire Department attended the scene.
The driver of the vehicle, James DUCHENE, a 55-year-old resident of Aylmer, ON was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Technical Traffic Collision Investigation (TTCI) unit attended the scene to conduct their investigation. The cause of the collision is still under investigation.
Highway 17 was closed to one lane for approximately seven hours but has been completely reopened.