FATAL COLLISION ON HIGHWAY 17

(NAIRN-HYMAN TOWNSHIP, ON) – The Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating a fatal collision involving two motor vehicles.

On June 26, 2022 at approximately 1:00 p.m. the OPP and Manitoulin-Sudbury Paramedic Services responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 17 at Sand Bay Road.

Preliminary investigation revealed that two vehicles collided and one of the drivers was transported to hospital in life-threatening condition and later succumbed to their injuries. The driver has been identified as Fern BELANGER, 66 years-old, from Nairn Centre. The passenger of the vehicle was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the other vehicle sustained minor injuries.

Highway 17 was closed for a significant amount of time while police conducted their investigation.┬áThe OPP continue to investigate this serious collision with the assistance of the OPP’s Traffic Incident Management Enforcement Team (TIME), Traffic Collision Investigator and a Reconstructionist.

Further updates will be provided as it becomes available.

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