SIOUX LOOKOUT – The Sioux Lookout Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a motor vehicle collision that occurred on Highway 72 on January 19, 2019, at 9:10 pm. A Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) and a pick-up truck collided 10 Kilometres south of Sioux Lookout, east of Cedar Point Drive. The head-on collision resulted in the driver of the SUV had to be extricated by the Sioux Lookout Fire Department. Northwest Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and OPP Technical Traffic Investigators were also called to the scene.
Both drivers received serious injuries and were flown to Thunder Bay for further medical treatment. Three other passengers in the pickup truck also required further medical attention. At this time none of the injuries are considered life-threatening. The cause of the collision is unknown at this time.
This collision forced the closure of Highway 72 for over 12 hours. The Highway is now open to traffic in both directions.
The Sioux Lookout OPP is continuing to investigate the cause of the collision.