OPP investigating fatal crash on HWY 17 two deceased named


ESPANOLA, ON – On November 27, 2020 at 7:25 a.m., members from the Espanola Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Manitoulin-Sudbury Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Baldwin Township Fire Department and the OPP Technical Collision Investigators (TCI) responded to a collision on Highway 17, approximately one kilometer west of Highway 6.

Investigation has determined that two vehicles were involved in a collision and the two deceased have been identified.

Zachary DUVAL, age 23 from Espanola was the driver of the eastbound vehicle and Robert MCGIRR, age 62, from North Bay was the driver of the westbound vehicle.

A post mortem examination has been ordered Tuesday December 1, 2020 at Sudbury Health Sciences North.

The investigation is ongoing under the direction of the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS).