On September 5, 2016 at approximately 7:30 a.m., members of the Wawa Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 approximately 20 kilometres west of Wawa near Catfish Lake.
The vehicle crashed into a rock cut resulting in the death of four passengers. The driver of the motor vehicle was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital where he was treated for injuries. No names have been released at this time pending next of kin notifications.
Highway 17 remains closed at this time between Wawa and White River as members of the OPP Wawa Detachment with the assistance of Technical Traffic Collison Investigators (TTCI) probe into the cause of this collision.