Fatal Collision closes Highway 17 between Hwy 94/Hwy 531 (North Bay) – UPDATED

Apr 24, 2018 @ 13:37

Officers from the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Highway Safety Division (HSD) are continuing their investigation into a two-vehicle collision between a pickup truck and a minivan. The collision occurred approximately 8:18 a.m. on April 23, 2018, on Highway 17, in the Township of Bonfield, Ontario.

Both drivers were pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the pickup truck was identified as 20-year-old, Matthew MENARD, of the Township of Bonfield, Ontario.

The driver of the minivan was identified as 58-year-old, Gilbert LAVOIE, of the City of North Bay, Ontario.

Highway 17 was closed for approximately 6 hours while Technical Collision Investigators (TCI) conducted an investigation.

Apr 23, 2018 @ 15:37

On April 23, 2018, at approximately 8:18 a.m., officers from the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a pickup truck and a minivan on Highway 17 in the Township of Bonfield, Ontario.

Highway 17 was reopened at 2:22 p.m.

The name of the deceased subjects are not being released at this time pending the notification of the next of kin.

 

Apr 23, 2018 @ 12:16

On April 23, 2018, at approximately 8:18 a.m., officers from the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Township of Bonfield Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a pickup truck and a minivan on Highway 17 in the Township of Bonfield, Ontario.

As a result of the collision, two people have been confirmed deceased at the scene. The OPP has two Technical Collision Investigators (TCI) conducting an investigation on the scene at this time.

Highway 17 is currently closed between Highway 94 and Highway 531.

Passenger vehicles can take an alternative route using Highway 94 or Highway 531. There is no detour available for tractor trailers.

From Highway 17 east of North Bay, Ontario, for eastbound traffic: turn right onto Highway 94 to Corbeil Road. From Corbeil Road take a left onto Quae Quae Road. Quae Quae Road makes a sharp right and then turns into Sunnyside Road which goes into Bonfield. Turn left on Mark Street. Mark Street turns into Railway Street. Then make a left turn on Trunk Road and a right onto Highway 531.

From Highway 17 west of Mattawa, Ontario, for westbound traffic. Turn left onto Highway 531, turn left on Trunk Road, right on Railway Street, keep to the right onto Mark Street. Take a right on Sunnyside Road, left onto Quae Quae Road, right onto Corbeil Road and right onto Highway 94.

The name of the deceased subjects are not being released at this time pending the notification of the next of kin.

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