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Update: names released. Highway 17 re-opened after double fatal collision

There were no passengers in either vehicle
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Courtesy OPP


On June 14, 2019 at approximately 9:10 p.m., OPP Nipissing West Detachment responded to a two vehicle head-on collision on Highway 17 in Greater Sudbury.

The drivers, Kenton Gorman, 50 and William Howell, 82, both from Elliott Lake, were pronounced deceased at the scene.

The OPP are continuing their investigation.


Original story:

Yesterday, June 14, at approximately 9:10 p.m., police responded to a two-vehicle head-on collision on Highway 17 in Greater Sudbury.

The drivers of both vehicles were pronounced dead at the scene. There were no passengers in either vehicle.

The names of those killed are not being released at this time pending the notification of the next of kin

Hwy 17 between Hwy 55 and Hwy 69 was closed for several hours for the OPP Technical Collison Investigation team to investigate the collision. The highway has since been re-opened.

The OPP Nipissing West Detachment, the Sudbury OPP Traffic Incident Management Efficiency team, the Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board - Paramedic Services, the Greater Sudbury Fire Services and the Greater Sudbury Police Service responded.