OPP Update on Fatal Accident on Highway 11/17

Ontario Provincial Police Crime report

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – An accident this morning has claimed the life of a Fort Frances man. The Ontario Provincial Police are continuing their investigation into the accident.

The OPP report that “On October 29, 2019, at approximately 5:21 am, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), as well as Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a report of a motor vehicle/pedestrian collision on Highway 11/17, west of Fraser Road.

A tractor-trailer unit was westbound on Highway 11/17 when the driver struck a pedestrian walking along the highway.

The pedestrian, Joel WALTON, 39 years of age, from Fort Frances, ON was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The OPP Highway Safety Division (HSD), OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS) and OPP Technical Collision Investigators (TCI) attended the scene to assist with the investigation.

Highway 11/17 was closed for approximately six hours as police conducted their investigation.

The investigation is continuing.