VIDEO – Fatal Highway 17 Collision: Before Kakabeka

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On October 29, 2019, at approximately 5:21 a.m., 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.

Highway 11/17 is closed to traffic at Mapleward Road and Jelly Road, as well as Highway 130 and Twin City Crossroads.

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Police are asking the public to reroute travel onto Highway 102.

More information will be provided as it becomes available as the investigation is continuing.

Highway 17 headed west out of Thunder Bay towards Kakabeka Falls is currently closed in both directions as police investigate a significant collision.

Police have closed Highway 11/17 off between Jelly Road and Highway 130. The motoring public is being urged to find another route and not come down that way if possible.


This is a developing story and we will have updates as they become available.
Thank you to our news tipster for sending in video and photos.

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