2nd Driver Deceased In Highway 17 Crash


On Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 11:45 p.m., members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Algoma Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Sables-Spanish River Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 east of the Town of Spanish.

The investigation has since revealed that a westbound tractor trailer collided with an eastbound plow truck. The operator of the tractor trailer was confirmed deceased at the scene.

The OPP Technical Collision Investigators have been deployed to assist in the investigation and the Ministry of Labour has been contacted.

The operator of the plow truck has succumbed to his injuries and is identified as Steven POLLOCK, 54 years of age from North Shore Township, Ontario.

The investigation is on-going at this time and more information will be released as it becomes available.


  1. It is sad indeed but this is what happens when you have inattentive and overtired drivers on the road 24/7 and there will be more grief to come because of this.

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