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Sudbury police investigating fatal motorcycle crash

One person has died as a result of a serious two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Municipal Road 80 and Dominion Drive in the Greater Sudbury community of Hanmer late Friday evening.

Shortly before 9 p.m., the Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) along with the Greater Sudbury Fire Services and Greater Sudbury Paramedic Services responded to a crash involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck.

The motorcycle driver was unresponsive when first responders located them at the scene, said police in a news release.

"The 46-year-old male (motorcycle) driver was transported to Health Sciences North where he was pronounced deceased," said GSPS in the release.

"His name will not be released out of respect for the family’s wishes."

The pickup truck driver suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene by paramedics.

In a tweet, shortly after 9 p.m. Friday, GSPS informed the public of the crash and subsequent road closure.

"Dominion Drive West roadway closed both ways," said police.

"Police, fire and EMS (emergency medical services) on scene."

Dominion Drive was closed in both directions for approximately eights hours, reopening around 5 a.m.

Photos from the scene (shown below) were provided to CTV News by someone who asked to remain anonymous.

They advised seven GSPS vehicles were in the area at one point.

"Bad 'accident' on the west side of the intersection (near King Sportswear)," the viewer said in a message to CTV News on Friday night.

They also said Municipal Road 80 was reduced to two lanes.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

When CTV News Northern Ontario videojournalist Alana Everson was at the scene Saturday morning significant debris was being cleaned up by a contractor.

A contractor cleaning up debris on Dominion Drive Saturday morning in the Greater Sudbury community of Val Therese following a crash Friday night. (Alana Everson/CTV News Northern Ontario)

Anyone with information related to this collision or video of this incident is asked to contact the GSPS at 705-675-9171 ext. 2416.

"Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends," said police.

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