Crash closes Hwy. 144 for 6 hours
3:25 p.m. on July 27
Mary Mackenzie, 60, of Elliot Lake has been identified as the woman killed in a Highway 144 collision at Onaping Falls.
She was the driver of one of the northbound vehicles.
Police are continuing their investigation into the cause of the collision and are asking any member of the public who may have been a witness to contact the Sudbury detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police.
A woman is dead following a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 144 at Onaping Falls.
Sudbury detachment Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to the call at about 4:37 p.m. where an investigation revealed that three vehicles were directly involved in the collision while one other vehicle was indirectly involved.
The woman was driving a Chevrolet Cobalt. Her male passenger was extricated from the vehicle and airlifted to Health Sciences North with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.
A man driving a southbound Mazda vehicle allegedly lost control of his vehicle, entering the northbound lane and struck two other vehicles including the Cobalt and a Ford van. Both of those vehicles were travelling north.
The driver of the van and his female passenger were also taken to hospital by ambulance after suffering non-life-threatening injuries.
The investigation is continuing with the assistance of an OPP collision reconstructionist and an OPP technical traffic collision investigator.
Highway 144 was closed to traffic until 11 p.m. as a result of the crash. It was opened to one lane at that time, and was completely reopened shortly after 1:30 a.m. Police aren't yet releasing the name of the woman killed in the crash.
Posted by Arron Pickard