On Monday, April 9, 2018 at approximately 12:23pm, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and Kaministiquia Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a two vehicle collision on Highway 11/17, approximately two kilometres east of Finnmark Road.
An east bound pickup truck collided with a west bound tractor trailer unit.
The male driver of the pickup truck, Jason CALDER, 48 years of age, from Thunder Bay was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver and passenger of the transport truck were transported to hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.
Highway Safety Division officers (HSD), OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) and officers from the Forensic Identification Unit (FIU) attended the scene to assist with the investigation.
Highway 11/17 was closed to traffic for approximately five hours, but was rerouted onto Finnmark Road.
The investigation is continuing.
Source: OPP Media Release
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