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UPDATE: HWY NOW OPEN, Police say Highway 11 deceased was female passenger in northbound tractor trailer

20171208 south of temagami OPP
This accident south of Temagami has closed highway 11. Courtesy OPP.

Update 4 a.m.: OPP say the highway is now open southbound lane only


Original story

Members of the Temiskaming Detachment of the OPP responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision on Dec. 8, shortly before 9 a.m.  

The collision occurred on Highway 11, north of Tonomo Lake Road in Temagami. A southbound tractor-trailer entered the northbound lane and collided with a northbound tractor-trailer. 

The male driver of the northbound vehicle, who had to be extricated, sustained serious injuries while his female passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the southbound vehicle sustained minor injuries.

The Temagami and Marten River Fire Departments, the North Bay Ambulance and the Ministry of the Environment assisted at the scene. Two OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators are assisting with this investigation. 

Highway 11 remains closed, and it is unknown when it will re-open.