Motor Vehicle Collision Causes Road Closure on Highway 17 Near Upsala

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Upsala, ON A motor vehicle collision on October 10, 2023, led to a temporary closure of Highway 17 east of Upsala. The incident, which occurred at approximately 14:51 hours, involved a single vehicle and resulted in injuries to a 63-year-old male driver. The injured individual was transported to the hospital by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.

Swift Police Response and Investigation

Upon receiving the emergency call, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) swiftly responded to the scene. Members of the Thunder Bay OPP detachment conducted a thorough investigation. Due to the collision, Highway 17 had to be temporarily closed for safety and investigative purposes. However, it has since been reopened for regular traffic.

Seeking Information from the Public

Authorities are urging anyone with information about the incident or the person(s) responsible to come forward immediately. Witnesses or individuals with relevant details can contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or reach out to their nearest police authority.

Remaining Anonymous: Crime Stoppers

For those who prefer to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers offers a confidential platform to share information. Reports can be made by calling 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by submitting information online at Tipsters may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000 for valuable information leading to the resolution of the case.

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