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One dead in Hwy. 17 crash near Spragge: OPP

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | May 30, 2014 - 12:33 PM |
One person is dead following a collision on Hwy. 17 in Spragge on May 29 involving a car and a tractor trailer. Both vehicles caught fire as a result to the collision. Photo by Pierre Shea.

One person is dead following a collision on Hwy. 17 in Spragge on May 29 involving a car and a tractor trailer. Both vehicles caught fire as a result to the collision. Photo by Pierre Shea.

Update June 3 at 11:30 a.m.

The OPP has released the name of the driver who was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim has been identified as 51-year-old Daryl Todd Price of Cypress River, Manitoba.

 

Original story:

 

One person is dead following a collision on Highway 17 in Spragge on Thursday, about 20 kilmoteres east of Blind River, said the Ontario Provincial Police.

Police received the call around 4:40 p.m. after a westbound car crossed the centre line and collided with an eastbound tractor trailer.

The collision caused both vehicles to catch fire and skid eastbound, coming to a rest in the ditch.
 

Both vehicles were destroyed after they caught fire as a result to the collision.

Both vehicles were destroyed after they caught fire as a result to the collision.


The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tractor trailer was uninjured.

The victim's identity is not being released pending notification of next of kin.

Highway 17 was closed overnight to large vehicles. The highway was reopened at 7:30 this morning.

The collision is still under investigation.

Check back to NorthernLife.ca as more information becomes available.

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