Fatal Highway Collision Shuts Down 11/17


(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A serious and fatal highway collision has happened west of Thunder Bay near the intersection known as “Sistonen’s Corner”, which is where Highway 102/Dawson Road and Highway 11/17 meet.

Reports say that the collision happened shortly after 11:00 pm on Thursday, January 9th, 2020.


Officers with the Thunder Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police along with firefighters from the Kaministiqua Fire Department and paramedics with Superior North EMS responded to the situation.

Early information indicates that the collision involved two transports in the collision.

At least one person died at the scene of the collision. Police have Highway 11/17 closed from Shabaqua Corners to Sistonen’s Corner.


There is no word yet on when the highway will reopen. Check back for further updates.


3 Replies to “Fatal Highway Collision Shuts Down 11/17”

  1. I witnessed an accident on the 9th on the Way home from loc Lomond. Person was on the highway and Arthur St. The light was just turning yellow the driver completely panicked lost control, did a 360 then drove up the snow bank. All the person had to do is keep driving when your that close to the light don’t stop. People we live in Canada with ice and snow wake up.
    I’ll give you all a word of advice that my grandfather Gord Hansen gave me, leave 15 mins earlier then you would in the summer. Drive slower and DO NOT HOLD THE BREAKS DOWN , Pump the breaks give two car lengths between each other and I can say 100%, you well make anywhere your going. The main thing is to slow down and pay attention don’t panic and don’t start turning the wheel like a mad man ain’t going to do nothing for yeah.

    Trevor Ruthven

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