Fatal Collision Closes Highway 17 Today


(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.


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.


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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