(SABLES-SPANISH RIVERS TOWNSHIP, ON) – Two people have died and three people have been injured as a result of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 17.

On October 24, 2023, shortly before 1:00 a.m., members of the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Manitoulin-Sudbury Paramedic Services, and Sables-Spanish Rivers Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 17 in Sables-Spanish Rivers Township.

Upon arrival, police learned of a head on collision involving a pickup truck and Commercial Motor Vehicle.

A 19-year-old, from Espanola, was pronounced deceased at the scene. In addition, a 17-year-old, also from Espanola, was transported to a local hospital where they later died as a result of their injuries.

Three other people were injured in the collision and transported to a local hospital.

The highway currently remains closed.

The investigation is ongoing with the assistance of the OPP’s Traffic Incident Management Enforcement (T.I.M.E.) team.

Further information will be released when it becomes available.

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