Highway 17 closed after fatal morning crash

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The Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating a fatal collision between a passenger vehicle and a dump truck.

On Wednesday morning, November 10, 2021, at approximately 7:20 am, UOV OPP officers, Renfrew County paramedics and Petawawa firefighters responded to a collision on Highway 17 at Doran Road.

A passenger in the passenger vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the passenger vehicle was taken to hospital by ambulance with life threatening injuries and later died at hospital.

The driver of the dump truck was not injured.

As a result of the collision, Highway 17 is currently closed between Forest Lea Road and Black Bay Road with local detours in place.

An OPP Collision Reconstructionist and Technical Collision Investigator (TCI) are assisting with the investigation. Due to a fuel spill the Ministry of the Environment have also been engaged to assist at the scene.

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