On December 6, 2018 shortly before 6:00 a.m., West Parry Sound OPP responded to a collision involving two commercial vehicles resulting in a chemical spill on the Key River Bridge in Key River, Ontario. The responding officer was exposed to a potentially hazardous chemical and was transported to hospital by Paramedics for precautionary medical assessment. Highway 69 is closed as a result of the crash.
A second officer was conducting traffic control on Highway 400 near Parry Sound, Ontario because of the crash at Key River. While in her cruiser with all emergency lights activated, she was hit by a northbound vehicle. The officer received serious injuries and was also transported to hospital by Paramedics. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.
The crash is still under investigation and the Highway remains closed. There is no threat to public safety at this time. OPP Highway Safety Division Units are at the scene and also assisting is the Ontario Fire Marshall specifically the Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit, the Britt Fire Department, North Bay Fire and Hazmat Unit and the Parry Sound District Ambulance Service. The commercial vehicle drivers were not injured.
Detours for northbound traffic on Highway 69 take Highway 124 to Highway 11 and for southbound traffic on Highway 69 take Highway 522 to Highway 11.