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Driver killed in Highway 11 crash near Thornloe

Police have released more details on yesterday's collision that closed the highway for 12 hours

A transport truck driver was killed in a Highway 11 crash near Thornloe yesterday morning, say Temiskaming OPP.

The collision between two commercial motor vehicles (CMV) happened around 8 a.m. north of Thornloe in the Township of Hilliard.

The driver of the southbound CMV died in the vehicle and is awaiting a post-mortem examination on January 14 in Sudbury.

A northbound and southbound transports collided, said police. The driver of the southbound truck was killed in the crash. A post-mortem is scheduled for Jan. 14 in Sudbury

The highway was closed for 12 hours for the investigation, which is ongoing and involved the OPP's Technical Traffic Collision Investigators and the Office of the Chief Coroner - Ontario Forensic Pathology Service. 

Anyone with information on the crash should call Temiskaming OPP at 705-647-8400, your local OPP detachment at 1-888-310-1122 or your nearest police authority. 

Tips can also be submitted anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

There was a second serious crash involving a CMV yesterday further up Highway 11.

The road was closed between Kapuskasing and Hearst for hours after a collision between a CMV and commercial fleet van east of Val Rita. 

The driver of the van was brought to the hospital with serious non-life-threatening injuries.

Tuesday (Jan. 11), Highway 11 was closed for hours just south of Kirkland Lake after a crash between two transport trucks. One person was sent to hospital with life-threatening issues.