(WAWA, ON) โ€“ On Sunday August 19, 2018 at approximately 10:19 p.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (Wawa) Detachment responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 approximately 15 kilometres south of Wawa in Lendrum Township, Ontario.


Preliminary investigation has revealed that a southbound vehicle collided with a northbound vehicle.

The northbound vehicle carried five occupants, all of which were transported to the hospital with varying degrees of injury.

Two of the five occupants have since passed away.

Two occupants in the southbound vehicle were pronounced deceased at the scene, while the other two occupants were transported to the hospital by Algoma Emergency Medical Services (EMS).


Also assisting at the scene, were members of the Wawa Volunteer Fire Department.

At this time, the names of the deceased are being withheld pending next of kin notifications.

The investigation remains ongoing with the assistance of OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI).

Highway 17 has been re-opened in both directions.


Source: OPP Media Release



  1. Thunder Bay to the Soo is the worst highway in Canada, devided highway will save lives, but we will never get it. Nipigon to The Bay might be completed in five years! Maybe? Itโ€™s time to build a real highway coast to coast, not just around Toronto! How many people die each year? Curious if there are stats? This is summer. Winter itโ€™s a serious hazard!

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