Motorcycle Driver Killed on Highway 17

Fatal Collision

UPDATE: Highways 17 and 552 Now Open

On October 3, 2023, shortly after 11:30 a.m., members from the Sault Ste Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Goulais River Fire Department and Sault Ste Marie Paramedic Services responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and pick-up truck at the intersection of Highway 17 and Highway 552 West in Fenwick Township. 

The 68-year-old motorcycle driver from Wawa was pronounced deceased at the scene.  

The investigation is on-going with the assistance of the OPP’s North East Region Traffic Incident Management and Enforcement (T.I.M.E.) Team and the OPP’s Technical Collision Investigator (TCI) and Reconstructionist.

Currently Highway 17 remains closed in both directions.

Further details will be released as they become available.

The Office of the Chief Corner for Ontario – Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OCCO-OFPS) is assisting and a post-mortem examination will take place at a later date. 

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