UPDATED: Collision Closes Highway 17 East

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At 1:30 a.m. officers from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in Blind River received a call of a motor vehicle collision where an eastbound tractor trailer struck a pedestrian. The collision occurred on Highway 17 east of the Woodland Drive entrance on Serpent River First Nation. Jacob MIMEAULT, 19 year years of age from Serpent River First Nation was transported to hospital where he remains in serious condition.

OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) are currently at the scene with the assistance of officers from the East Algoma Detachment continuing their investigation. The highway is now open in both directions. Please drive with care when in the area.

The OPP is asking if anyone has information about this collision to contact the East Algoma OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or if you wish to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).