Fatal Collision On Highway 69 Near French River

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On Thursday, July 4, 2019, at 12:39 p.m., West Parry Sound OPP, the West Parry Sound and Sudbury Emergency Medical Services, and the Britt Fire Department, responded to a collision involving two vehicles on Highway 69 in Mowat Township, Ontario, approximately six kilometers south of the French River.

The vehicles involved were a pickup truck and a fuel tanker truck.

The 37 year-old, driver of a southbound pickup truck, from Sudbury, Ontario, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 59 year-old driver of the northbound commercial motor vehicle, from Rayside-Balfour, ON, was transported to hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

A post-mortem examination is expected to occur today. Further information will be released as it becomes available.

Highway 69 was closed in both directions for approximately ten hours while OPP Traffic Collision Investigators conducted an analysis of the scene.

Statement from Sudbury Police

With heartfelt sadness the Greater Sudbury Police Service confirms that the individual who died in a motor vehicle collision on Thursday, July 4th 2019 was one of our members.

At the request of the family, the Service will not be releasing the name and is respecting their privacy during this very difficult and emotional time.

The Parry Sound O.P.P. Detachment is continuing its investigation to determine the cause of the collision.

Our deepest condolences are extended to family and friends.

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