Publish on: Mar 17, 2005
(Wawa, Ontario) – Superior East OPP detachment are investigating a 2 vehicle collision which occurred today on Highway 17 approximately 70 kms south of Wawa at 3:30 pm.
The investigation revealed that a northbound car driven by 34 year old Chris Barbe of Capreol, Ontario crossed over into the southbound lane sideswiping a southbound tractor trailer then veered into the southbound ditch causing extensive damage to the car. The tractor trailer which was carrying a wide load sustained moderate damage.
The driver of the truck was not injured. The car driver was extricated by Michipicoten Volunteer Fire Department then taken to Lady Dunn Hospital in Wawa by ambulance with serious injuries. He was later flown to St Joseph Hospital in Sudbury by Air Ambulance.
The southbound lane of highway 17 was closed for several hours as the investigation continues.
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