Fatal Collision Closes Highway 17 Today

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(WAWA, ON) – On May 25, 2019, at approximately 2:30 a.m., members of the Superior East Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 just south of the Town of White River, Ontario.

The collision occurred between a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) and a pedestrian.

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The pedestrian is deceased as a result of the collision.

A Technical Collision Investigator (TCI) and a Reconstructionist are currently processing the scene.

Sources indicate the male was a worker at an area mill that had walked across the highway after his shift, headed to socialize with some friends.

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Highway 17 will remain closed between Wawa and White River, Ontario, for several hours while the scene is being processed.

UPDATE: Highway was reopened around 1:30 pm.

The OPP is currently seeking further information on this collision. If you were travelling Highway 17 south of White River, Ontario, this morning between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m., or have any information on this collision, please call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Updates will be posted as they become available.

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