Three people hurt in Hwy. 17 collision in Sturgeon Falls

On June 30 at approximately 1:15 a.m., the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police were conducting general patrol duties on Hutchison Avenue in Elliot Lake when they observed a known person walking along the sidewalk who was breaching prior release conditions. (File Photo)

Hwy. 17 in Sturgeon Falls is open to traffic in both directions after officers were callled to the scene of a three-vehicle collision Wednesday afternoon, police said in a news release.

It involved a sports utility vehicle, passenger van and a pickup truck east of Landfill Site Road in Sturgeon Falls.

Police said the cause of the collision is under investigation..

Update #1

A detour is now available following a motor vehicle collision that closed Hwy. 17 in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario Provincial Police said Wednesday.

Traffic will be detour through Highway 64 in Sturgeon Falls to Highway 11, north of North Bay, while members of the Nipissing West detachment of the OPP, investigate a motor vehicle collision involving a sports utility vehicle, passenger van and pickup truck on Highway 17, east of Landfill Site Road, Sturgeon Falls.

"Three people had been transported to the local hospital with serious injuries by Nipissing Paramedic Services," police said in a news release.

"The highway will remain closed in both directions, while members from the Traffic Incident Management Enforcement investigate the collision. Further information will be provided as it becomes available."

Original story

A motor vehicle collision has closed Hwy. 17 in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario Provincial Police said Wednesday.

Police were called at 1:30 p.m. to the collision east of Landfill Site Road in West Nipissing.

"The highway will be closed in both directions during the investigation and there is no detour at set up at this time," police said in a news release.

"Further information will be provided as it becomes available."

Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online.

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