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Fatal crash closes Highway 17 near Espanola (updated)

2020-04-01 OPP stock
File photo supplied by the Ontario Provincial Police

2 p.m. update:

OPP have confirmed that two people were killed in the collision.

Highway 17 is now re-opened.

Original 10:30 a.m. story:

OPP are reporting a fatal collision this morning on Highway 17, approximately one kilometre west of Highway 6.

Police say officers responded to the crash at 8:45 a.m.

Highway 17 is expected to be closed for several hours, while the OPP investigates the collision, and motorists are asked to please obey the road closure signs.

The investigation is continuing and further information will be provided once available.