New Update: One man dead in Highway 17 incident, Highway now open


Update 12 NOON: OPP advise that the highway is now re-opened.

Update 10:30am: On May 7, 2017, shortly after 4:00 a.m., the East Algoma Provincial Police (OPP) and the Algoma District Paramedic Service responded to a single motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on Highway 17, at the territory of Mississauga First Nation.

Police investigation determined that an eastbound motor vehicle struck a male walking in the eastbound lane.

The 24 year old male from Mississauga First Nation, Ontario, Bruce CADA received serious injuries and died at the scene.

The investigation remains ongoing at this time with the assistance of OPP Technical Collison Investigator (TTCI) and East Algoma OPP Crime Unit.

Both lanes of Highway 17 remain closed at this time.

8:30am UPDATE: has learned that a man has been killed on Highway 17 east near Blind River.

An investigation is still on-going. Meanwhile the highway remains closed at this time.

Previous 5:22am

A serious motor vehicle accident has closed Highway 17 east near Blind River OPP say.

Local traffic is allowed however highway traffic has been stopped until the investigation and clean up is complete.

No word on when the highway will re-open.


  1. I could not agree more. Shame on you for printing a speculative report, without confirmation of facts or evidence. Extremely poor judgment and ethics. Bruce will remain in our hearts as a caring, loving and outgoing young man, who loved life and always found good in things and people. He was proud of his family, community and culture and spoke highly of his family and friends. He will be missed by many who were privileged to meet him. My heart goes out to his family and friends. RIP and Soar High, Brucie!!

  2. This is terrible news! I beleive the preliminary report should be romoved from this site. This wonderful young man would not have been pushed as he was one of the kindest souls around and he he wasn’t suicidal. Just so socking for people to read.
    I’m so sorry for the community of Blind River to loose such an kind young man. To all his family, friends and the many people that are morning his loss, our thought are with you. RIP peace Bruce! You made a big difference in some many people’s lives.
    Bob and Pauline Orazietti.

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