A 77-year-old man from Sault Ste. Marie is facing several charges following a crash Tuesday morning on Highway 17 at Long Lake Road in Greater Sudbury.
Ontario Provincial Police in Sudbury said in a news release that an eastbound car crossed the centre line and collided with a westbound tractor trailer.
The driver and lone occupant of the car was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The 77-year-old driver is charged with careless driving, driving while under suspension, driving without a permit and driving without insurance.
The highway was closed for about 3 ½ hours while crews removed the vehicles and debris from the roadway.
Update No. 1:
Provincial police say the Highway 17 bypass is reopened as of 10:30 a.m. following a crash between a tractor-trailer and a car on the Long Lake Road overpass Tuesday morning.September 8, 2020
Provincial police say traffic is being redirected after a crash between a tractor-trailer and a car on the Highway 17 bypass at Long Lake Road Tuesday morning.
Const. Michelle Coulombe tells CTV News the collision happened on the bypass over Long Lake Road and that traffic is being rerouted through town.
Coulombe said there are non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash and debris is all over the road.
She said heavy tow trucks are on the scene to remove the two vehicles, but there is currently no estimated reopening time yet and that it will be awhile.
Eastbound traffic is being rerouted through Southview Drive, but the on-ramp on Hwy 17 bypass at Long Lake Road has reopened.
More details to be provided as they become available, check back for updates.
#NipissingWestOPP officers are on-scene of MVC involving tractor trailer & car #Hwy17 on the over-pass of Long Lake Rd #Hwy17 closed - E/B traffic detour via #RR55 at Whitefish. W/B traffic detour through City at Long Lk Rd. Local traffic through Southview Dr. Tow on scene. ^mc pic.twitter.com/Nk1irGpnve— OPP North East Region (@OPP_NER) September 8, 2020 September 8, 2020