SaultOnline.com has learned that a young local couple and their two year old child were killed in the highway 69 accident, February 6th.
At approximately 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018, members from the West Parry Sound Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 69 in the Shawanaga First Nation Territory, Ontario.
Investigation reveals that a northbound sports utility vehicle (SUV) crossed the centre line into the path of a southbound tractor trailer when it collided. Upon impact, the SUV became engulfed in flames. All occupants of the SUV were confirmed deceased. The OPP have not released the identity of the family involved, however sources close to the family have confirmed to SaultOnline.com that it is a local family that were involved in this fatal accident.
The crash took place just south of the Shawanaga River Bridge and Highway 69 was closed for approximately eight hours.
The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing with the assistance of OPP Collision Reconstructionist specialists.
Further information will be released as it becomes available.
Previously on SaultOnline: Multiple fatalities in highway 69 crash