OPP: Overnight Collision Claims The Life Of 60 Year-Old Chelmsford Woman
UPDATE from the OPP:
"On June 23, 2022, at 11:50 p.m., members from the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Greater Sudbury Police Service, Sudbury Fire and Sudbury Paramedic Services responded to a collision involving a motorcycle on Highway 144, in the City of Greater Sudbury.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the motorcycle had struck a moose and the driver was ejected.
The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced deceased at the scene and was identified as, Debbie JOHNSEN, 60-years-of age, from Chelmsford.
The highway was closed for approximately three hours, while members of the OPP Traffic Incident Management Enforcement Team (T.I.M.E.) attended to process the scene."
Highway is open
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) reports highway 144 is closed due to a collision.
The highway closure, which was reported at 23:59 is closed at Chelmsford.
More info according to 511 Northeastern: Closure between McKenzie Road East and Joanette Street West - All lanes closed in both directions due to a collision.
Detour: Joanette to Bradley to Vermillion Lake back onto Hwy 144.
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If anyone has any information regarding this investigation, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.
The man faces a long list of charges.
The highway has since been reopened.