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Two Elliot Lake residents die in Sudbury-area Highway 17 crash (update: identified)

Head-on collision closed Highway 17 between 55 and 69 for several hours Friday evening
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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Update: 4:11 p.m.

GREATER SUDBURY - On June 14, 2019 at approximately 9:10 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Nipissing West Detachment (Sudbury) members, the Sudbury OPP Traffic Incident Management Efficiency (TIME) team, the Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board (DSB) - Paramedic Services, the Greater Sudbury Fire Services and the Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) responded to a two vehicle head on collision on Highway 17 in Greater Sudbury, Ont.

The drivers, Kenton Gormon, 50 years of age and William Howell, 82 years of age, both from Elliott Lake, Ont. were pronounced deceased at the scene.

The OPP is continuing their investigation.

Original release: 9:46 a.m.

GREATER SUDBURY - On June 14, 2019 at approximately 9:10 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Nipissing West Detachment (Sudbury) members, the Sudbury OPP Traffic Incident Management Efficiency (TIME) team, the Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board (DSB) - Paramedic Services, the Greater Sudbury Fire Services and the Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) responded to a two-vehicle, head-on collision on Highway (Hwy) 17 in Greater Sudbury, Ont.

The drivers of both vehicles were pronounced deceased at the scene. There were no passengers in either vehicle.

Highway 17 between Highway 55 and Highway 69 was closed for several hours for the OPP Technical Collision Investigation (TCI) team to investigate the collision. The highway has since been re-opened.

The names of the deceased persons are not being released at this time pending the notification of the next of kin.

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