OPP confirm a fatality in a collision early Thursday evening on Highway 17 at Echo River Bridge. OPP have not released any more details at this time.
The Ontario Provincial Police are reporting that there is a single motor vehicle collision which has one of two Westbound lanes of Highway 17 closed at Echo River Road. One Westbound lane is currently open and caution is advised if transiting the area.
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.
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SaultOnline has received an unconfirmed report of a bad accident on the four lane section of Hwy 17 West by Echo River Road. Emergency responders are reportedly on scene with only one westbound lane open.
Anyone travelling in the area please use caution or use alternate Hwy 17B through Garden River.
We will provide any updates as they become available.