Highway Re-Opening Following Transport / Truck Collision (5 photos)

Emergency Services respond to a collision north of the city, May 26, 2021 (Dan Gray/SaultOnline.com)

UPDATE: 8:45AM   SaultOnline.com has learned that the highway has been re-opened.

Previous Report

At approximately 2:45 a.m. this morning, emergency services were called to a two-vehicle collision at the very northern outskirts of the city.

Sault Fire Services, Sault Police Service and Paramedics arrived on Great Northern Road north of 6th line to find a southbound transport truck and northbound passenger vehicle involved in a collision.

SaultOnline spoke with the individual who called 911 as they were leaving the scene. He said he tried to help free the driver of the pick-up truck by cutting his seatbelt, he also said the driver was conscious as emergency services worked to free him.

“The firewall was in the cab and the engine block appeared to be beside him,” said the witness.

Fire Services could be seen working to free the occupant for the better part of an hour before one ambulance left the scene around 4 a.m..

There is no word on cause, officials on scene said it would be “some time” before the Highway 17 in either direction would be re-opened. The forensics vehicle arrived to conduct the investigation just after 5 a.m..

Stay with SaultOnline and we will bring you updates when the highway re-opens.



  1. With the amount of commuting from north of city, and east, can there be a mechanism so those of us sitting in line know how long the wait will be. Don’t need other details other than hwy closed and an approx time will be X. No reason why something can not be done. Frustrating, what happened is terrible but out of everyone’s control so why not keep everyone informed so we can decide best action to take.

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