Driver killed on Hwy 17 near Sault Ste. Marie after crossing centre line and rolling in ditch
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SUDBURY -- There has been another deadly crash on a northern highway, this one involving a single-vehicle on Highway 17 in Tilley Township.
Ontario Provincial Police said one person is dead after a vehicle crossed the centre line and rolled in the ditch north of Sault Ste. Marie Sunday morning.
Provincial police officers from the Sault detachment responded to a call at 8 a.m. Sunday and were assisted by paramedics and Batchewana Fire and Rescue.
"A motor vehicle travelling northbound crossed the oncoming lane of traffic and entered the ditch where the vehicle rolled," said police in a news release. "The driver of the motor vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene."
The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending next of kin notification.
Ontario Provincial Police have corrected the date the crash happened. It happened on Sunday morning, not Monday as initially reported.