On January 5, 2017, at approximately 11:40 a.m. members of the Espanola Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the OPP Technical Collision Investigators (TTCI), the Baldwin Township Fire and Nairn-Hyman Fire Departments as well as the Sudbury-Manitoulin District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a single vehicle collision on Highway 17 in Nairn Centre.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the vehicle was traveling eastbound on Highway 17 when it lost control causing it to go off the roadway and hit a rock face.
The driver of the vehicle, Hyi-Ja LEE, 81 years old from Elliot Lake, was transported by ambulance to the hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. A male passenger was also transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
This investigation is still ongoing.