On Monday, August 6, 2019, at 12:44 a.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), with the assistance of the Algoma Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Wawa Fire Department responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 approximately 30 kilometres south of Wawa.
The investigation has since revealed that a single motor vehicle left the roadway striking a rock cut. Three occupants of the motor vehicle were uninjured, however, one passenger in the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The investigation is on-going at this time with the assistance of Technical Collision Investigators.
Highway 17 was closed for several hours, but is now fully re-opened.