OPP Investigating Fatal Collision Highway 17 north

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(GOULAIS TOWNSHIP, ON) – On July 6, 2019 at approximately 2:30 p.m., members from the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Batchewana Police Service, Goulais Fire and Rescue and Sault Ste. Marie Emergency Medical Services responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 17 between Highway 552 and Pineshores Road in Goulais Township.

Preliminary investigation has determined that a motorcycle struck the rear of a sport utility vehicle (SUV).  The driver of the motorcycle succumbed to his injuries and the occupants of the SUV were not injured.

Traffic is being detoured around the area while Technical Traffic Collision Investigators and emergency crews conduct their investigation.

Previous Report 3pm

SaultOnline.com / ONNtv has learned that Highway 17 north at the Searchmont turnoff . OPP are on scene of an accident north of the  Goulais bridge and LCBO store.

Traffic is turning around at Searchmont turn-off otherwise travelers north are being re-routed through Highway 556

The photo submitted shows traffic being stopped at Highway 17 north at Highway 556 South bound traffic is being routed to 552 to Highway 556 connecting back to Highway 17.

This story is currently developing. We will update when information becomes available.

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