(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Shortly after 2:30 am on January 12th, 2020, a tractor-trailer unit left the highway between Balsam Street and Red River road/Dawson Road, smashing into the ditch spectacularly.
A 911 call was made and members of Superior North EMS, Thunder Bay Fire & Rescue and the Thunder Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police all responded to the situation.
Police have initiated an investigation into what happened to cause the vehicle to leave the roadway. Fatigue or possibly impairment are believed to be the leading theories at this point.
The tractor-trailer unit remains in the ditch at the time of this article being published. No police presence was visible around 7:00 am when we approached the scene.
Sources indicate that no fatal injuries were sustained during this crash.
This is a developing story and police are expected to give an update soon.
Photos updated with daylight images at 9:35 am.