Fatal Collision On Highway 17 North Near Wawa


On Monday, August 6, 2019, at 12:44 a.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), with the assistance of the Algoma Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Wawa Fire Department responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 approximately 30 kilometres south of Wawa.

The investigation has since revealed that a single motor vehicle left the roadway striking a rock cut. Three occupants of the motor vehicle were uninjured, however, one passenger in the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The investigation is on-going at this time with the assistance of Technical Collision Investigators.

Highway 17 was closed for several hours, but is now fully re-opened.


  1. I came down that hiway last night about 8pm….the Montreal River hill was so bad. The fog was very thick ..i had to crawl down it.. so that could of been a factor…FOG!

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