Police release further information on Highway 17 collision

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A photo of one of the vehicles which ended up in the ditch after the collision yesterday on Highway 17 - reader provided.

Officers continue to investigate the multi-vehicle collision which took place on July 26, 2021 in the 2600 block of Great Northern Road.

During the investigation officers discovered four vehicles were involved in the collision. A minivan travelling southbound crossed the centre line striking a northbound pickup truck hauling a trailer. Following the initial collision a pickup truck travelling southbound struck the minivan from behind. A northbound cube truck took evasive action and ended up in the ditch, but did not strike any of the involved vehicles.

Six passengers in the minivan were taken to hospital with injuries ranging from life threatening to non-life threatening. The people in the minivan are not from the Sault Ste. Marie area.

The drivers of the two pickup trucks, and the driver and passenger in the cube truck were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

At this time, there is no indication speed or impairment caused the collision, but the investigation is ongoing. We urge anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has video of the collision to contact Traffic Services at 705-949-6300 ext. 348.

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