Highway 17 open Friday after fatal crash near Mattawa


Highway 17 was re-opened to through traffic last night following a two-vehicle crash yesterday that claimed the life of one person.

OPP North Bay said the highway was closed for about nine hours after a serious two-vehicle collision just east of Mattawa. One person was pronounced dead at the scene.

Traffic information on the Ministry of Transportation website 511on.ca placed the collision near McMartin Road.

Police said the Mattawa Fire Department and District of Nipissing Paramedic Services also responded to the collision just after noon Thursday.

The OPP Traffic Incident Management Enforcement team (TIME) also attended to assist with the investigation.

Two drivers and two passengers were transported to a hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Highway 17 was closed to heavy trucks and through traffic from Pembroke to Mattawa.

North Bay OPP thanked motorists “for their patience and cooperation.”

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