Transport and truck collide on HWY 17, one man dead


Male deceased

(ESPANOLA, ON) – On Wednesday December 13, 2017 at approximately 2:17 p.m. members of the Espanola detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of the Sudbury-Manitoulin District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 17 Baldwin Township.

A west bound pick-up truck collided with an east bound transport truck.

The driver of the pick-up truck was transported to hospital with serious injuries.

As a result of further investigation OPP were advised that the driver is now deceased. The investigation is still ongoing.

The deceased has been identified as 71 year old Robert PICHE of Espanola, Ontario.

Highway 17 was closed for approximately 1.5 hours before being re-opened.