Victims in Fatal Highway Crash Identified


(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On Thursday, January 9, 2020 at approximately 10:30 p.m., 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 kilometres west of the Highway 11/17 and 102 junction.


The deceased person in the westbound vehicle has been identified as Kenneth MacDonald (49 years old) of Thunder Bay, ON.

The deceased persons in the eastbound vehicle have been identified as Singh Gurpreet (23 years old) of Mississauga, ON and Singh Karambir (24 years old) of Brampton, ON.L.

The investigation remains ongoing by members of the OPP Highway Safety Division (HSD), OPP Traffic Collision Investigators (TCI) and Forensic Identification Services (FIS).

Highway 11/17 was closed for approximately 13 hours.

Source: OPP



8 Replies to “Victims in Fatal Highway Crash Identified”

  1. Condolences to families and friends of all victims.

    Wonder where the Singh’s got their CMV licenses? I’d like to review their driving log(s) if they actually completed them. Unfortunately, all that evidence was likely lost in the ensuing blaze.

    From info provided, it seems it was their vehicle that drifted over the centre line into the oncoming lane causing the collision. Would be interesting to know how long they were behind the wheel without rest?

    Every trucker’s nightmare right there.

    1. Im pretty sure as most comercial veichles these days its probly elogs or electronic log books so they would be recorded to a data base and more then likly they wernt over their 13 hour deiving limit as the veuchle wouldnt run but there is ways around that and most veichles dont actually have the log book that contraols the truck but the problem is the roads most of these people have very little experiance when it comes to icy roads its sad then this happens to a 30 year vetrian of the highway ken was a awsome driver he ran with my brother for last 20 years almost freaked me out kmowing theres only two trucks that go that way from their carrer feel bad for him and his faimly qith all these truckers coking from other countrys its starting to get dangerous on the highway

  2. Sympathy to all the families of this fatality. These are totally peventable incidents. How many more deaths will it take before something is done about ignoring the causes of these crashes. There needs to be more thorough training and stricter penalties for drivers of these transport trucks if they are caught breaking any laws. I have driven to BC enough times to see transport drivers talking on their cells phones driving along the highway at 90 clicks or better, I have had them kissing my bumper even when I am doing 10 OVER the speed limit, I have witnessed them passing other trucks on curves and more often than not, they are wearing a turban. It is interesting to note if you watch the tv series Highway Thru Hell about all the mess ups on the Coq in BC, the cameras blackout certain drivers head shots but not if it is a caucasion guy. And most of ones who do not chain up when they are required to in bad weather are the ones , who have been blacked out. They cause the whole road to get shut down when they spin out and cant get going up those steep hills, or they have flipped off the road. You would have expected after Humbolt, there would be major changes implemented, but sadly nothing has changed and people should not be surprised by continuation of these types of accidents.

  3. That’s what happens when u give Camel jockies a license…Ken McDonald was a good friend of mine…worked with him for many years.

  4. 23 and 24 years old?? I didn’t think you were insurable as a transport truck driver unless you are at least 25 years old.

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