(RAITH, ON) – A Highway 17 collision that unfolded last evening has a sad ending for those involved.
At least 1 person has lost their life and others injured.
The collision took place around 9:00 pm last night near Raith. Police say the highway was closed in both directions and remains closed at the time of publishing this article. UPDATE: The Highway was briefly open around 7:00 am in one lane but has since been closed again.
Witnesses say that two vehicles collided head on and then burst into flames. We have been told that both vehicles were transports but also that one was either a truck or a truck was also involved.
Two ambulances were seen racing from the scene towards Thunder Bay shortly after the incident.
Firefighters had some level of difficulty extinguishing the flames.
We will provide more details as they are available.