Victim identified in Saturday’s Collision west of Desbarats


On September 10, 2016 shortly after 4:00 p.m., members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the OPP Technical Collision Investigators (TTCI) responded to a two vehicle motor vehicle collision involving a car and a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) on Highway 17 west of Desbarats, Ontario.

The investigation revealed that the eastbound car crossed the centre line, entered the westbound lane and collided with a westbound SUV.

The driver of the car, James BUTCHERS, 34 years of age from Victoria, British Columbia, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 64-year-old female SUV driver from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, had to be extricated from her vehicle.  Emergency Medical Services (EMS) transported her to a local hospital where she remains listed in critical but stable condition.

OPP were assisted by Johnson Fire Department and Bruce Mines Fire Department.



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