On December 12, 2021, at approximately 12:44 p.m. officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment, North West Region Traffic Incident Management and Enforcement (TIME) of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Superior North Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Thunder Bay Fire Services responded to a report of a multiple motor vehicle collision on Highway 102 at Auto Road in the District of Thunder Bay.
A Tractor-Trailer Unit (TTU) driven by a 32-year-old was westbound on Highway 102. The TTU jack-knifed into the eastbound lane and was struck head-on by an eastbound TTU driven by a 56-year-old driver while simultaneously being rear-ended by a westbound TTU driven by a 29-year-old. The eastbound driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. The 68-year-old passenger in the eastbound tractor-trailer unit suffered critical injuries and was taken to the hospital. The passenger is now stable. The 32-year-old driver of the westbound tractor-trailer unit suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital. The driver is now stable.
The name of the deceased has not been released pending next of kin notification.
Highway 102 was closed for several hours but reopened early this morning (December 13) to traffic.