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Hwy 17 between Hagar and Warren closed (7:15 p.m. update)

Saturday, June 07, 2014   by: BayToday.ca Staff
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ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
 
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7:15 p.m. update - Two motorcyclists killed in collision on Hwy 17

WARREN - On June 7, 2014 at 5 p.m., officers from the Warren Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a collision on Highway 17 (just east of Sutcliffe Rd.) in the Municipality of Markstay-Warren.

Preliminary investigation revealed that an eastbound car crossed the centre line and sideswiped a westbound vehicle. 

The eastbound car subsequently struck a westbound motorcycle with two occupants.

The male driver of the eastbound car was transported to hospital by ambulance with minor injuries. 

The occupants of the westbound vehicle were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Both occupants on the motorcycle were pronounced dead at the scene.

An OPP Collision Reconstructionist and a Technical Traffic Collision Investigator are currently at the scene assisting with the investigation.

Highway 17 is anticipated to be closed until approximately 9 p.m. while officers complete their investigation.

A detour has been set-up for eastbound passenger vehicles through Sutcliffe Road and westbound passenger vehicles can take Nipissing Road in Warren then onto Sutcliffe Road.

Westbound tractor-trailers and heavy vehicles are being detoured through Highway 64 in Verner to Highway 535 or onto Highway 69.

Eastbound tractor-trailers and heavy vehicles are being detoured through Highway 535 in Hagar onto either Highway 64 or Highway 69.

The identity of the victims is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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Original 6 p.m. release - Hwy 17 between Hagar and Warren closed

Warren Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advise of the following Road Advisory:

Location:  Hwy 17 between Hagar and Warren closed

Brief Description of Event:  Hwy closed while Ontario Provincial Police investigate a motor vehicle collision.

Detour (if available):  N/A

Estimated duration of Road Advisory: Unknown

The O.P.P. will distribute details and updates of the road advisory as information becomes available.

Please do not call O.P.P. Provincial Communication Centres for road advisory updates or road condition information.

Visit the Ontario Ministry of Transportation website or call 511 for Traveller's Information such as Winter Road Conditions, Construction Reports, Road Closures, Traffic Reports, Traffic Cameras and Interactive Mapping.

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