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Police release name of Espanola man killed in crash on Hwy 17

Rushed to hospital, he later succumbed to his injuries

The OPP have released the name of the man who died this week from injuries he received in a crash on Highway 17 this past Wednesday.

Police have identified the man as 71-year-old Robert Piché of Espanola. Piché was rushed to the hospital by Sudbury-Manitoulin District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) with serious injuries following the crash. He later succumbed to his injuries.

Police said he was driving a pick-up truck in the westbound lane when he collided with an eastbound transport truck.

The crash closed the highway for about 90 minutes.

The investigation is still ongoing to determine the cause of the crash.