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Double fatal crash involving two commercial vehicles on Highway 11-17

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Two people have died and two others are in hospital after a crash involving two commercial vehicles on Highway 11-17 in northwestern Ontario on Sunday morning, police say.

Emergency crews were called to the scene near Finmark Road in the Township of Shabaqua, west of Thunder Bay, around 3:30 a.m. Sept. 17, Ontario Provincial Police said in a news release.

Double fatal crash on Highway 11-17 in the Township of Shabaqua, west of Thunder Bay, closed the road most of Sunday. (Ontario Provincial Police)

The Trans-Canada Highway was closed between Shabaqua Road and Finmark Road all day, with one lane reopening shortly before 11 p.m. to let traffic through periodically.

Part of the Trans-Canada Highway is closed between Shabaqua Road and Finmark Road, west of Thunder Bay. (Supplied)

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