THUNDER BAY – There are three fatalities from a serious motor vehicle collision on Highway 11/17.
Update: Highway Open – One Lane
ROAD RESTRICTION: Hwy 11-17 west of #Hwy102 #SistonensCorners: One lane alternating traffic through the area. Expect delays. #OPP remains on scene for traffic control. ^aw
— OPPCommunicationsNWR (@OPP_COMM_NWR) January 10, 2020
On Thursday, January 9, 2020, at approximately 10:30 pm, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Thunder Bay Detachment responded to a serious motor vehicle collision on Highway 11/17. An eastbound Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) collided with a westbound Commercial Motor Vehicle approximately five kilometers west of the Highway 11/17 and 102 junctions.
The driver and passenger of the eastbound CMV, as well as the driver of the westbound CMV, were pronounced deceased at the scene.
The identification of the deceased is being withheld pending next of kin notification.
The investigation remains ongoing by members of the OPP Highway Safety Division (HSD), OPP Traffic Collision Investigators (TCI), Forensic Identification Services (FIS), and with the assistance of Superior North Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Kaministiquia and Conmee Fire and Emergency Services.
Highway 11/17 remains closed and there is no detour available.