(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On November 5, 2019, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were advised of a vehicle collision on Highway 61.
The collision occurred at the Canadian National (CN) overpass bridge as an unknown vehicle struck the bridge causing structural damage. TRCC News has learned the bridge was struck by an excavator that Anderson was alleged to have been hauling. It was delivered to the mill immediately after then Anderson is said to have fled the scene, not to be located for some time after.
OPP Technical Collision Investigators, and OPP Forensic Identification Service conducted an investigation into the collision. The vehicle involved in the collision and the vehicle driver have been identified.
Tyler ANDERSON, 24 years of age, from Atikokan has been charged with the following offences:
- Criminal Negligence contrary to section 219(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.
- Fail to Remain contrary to section 200 (1)(a) of the Highway Traffic Act.
- Fail to Report Damage to Property on Highway contrary to section 201 of the Highway Traffic Act.
ANDERSON is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay on January 28, 2020 to answer to the charge.