Two dead, four injured in multi-vehicle collision north of Thunder Bay, Ont.

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THUNDER BAY, Ont. — Provincial police say two people died and four others were injured in a multi-vehicle collision east of Thunder Bay, Ont.

They say the crash happened at 6 p.m. on Monday when an SUV turning into a rest stop off Highway 11/17 was struck by a tractor trailer and then crashed into a pick-up truck.

Police say two people in the SUV were pronounced dead at the scene.

Four people in the pick-up truck were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators say the driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.

The highway was closed for eight hours while police conducted their investigation.

The Canadian Press