COLLISION: Highway 61 @ Kam River Bridge

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – As with a late dusting of snow after a decent winter, there is another highway collision to report, this time on the south side of town.

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At least two vehicles were involved in a collision on Highway 61 that happened around 10:00 pm this evening.

The Ontario Provincial Police are on location sorting out the situation which involves a pickup truck and a SUV.

We have no word yet on if any serious or life-threatening injuries were sustained, but life-threatening injuries seem unlikely based on what our eye-witness has told us.

”The driver of the truck was heading into town and hit a patch of black ice and began to spin out.Β A south bound suv hit the truck as she could not avoid him.Β His tail end hit her front end.”  – Tina Gravelle, who helped contain the scene until fire and ambulance arrived.

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Traffic will be slowed in the area, reduced to one lane or possibly diverted as first responders handle the situation. Please avoid the area and take a detour route if possible.

The scene is expected to be cleared shortly after 11:00 pm and the road reopened.

Anyone with additional information and/or photos are asked to email them in toΒ tips@trcctb.com

Photo credits Lynn Gravelle.

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