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OPP release names of deceased in Highway 17 crash near Espanola

11-07-18 OPP Stock
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ESPANOLA – OPP have released the names of the two deceased who were involved in a car crash just west of Espanola yesterday morning. 

OPP say their investigation determined that two vehicles were involved in a collision, and as a result Zachary Duval, age 23, from Espanola was the driver of the eastbound vehicle and Robert McGirr, age 62, from North Bay was the driver of the westbound vehicle.

A post mortem examination has been ordered Tuesday Dec. 1, 2020 at Sudbury Health Sciences North.

Espanola OPP, along with Manitoulin-Sudbury Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Baldwin Township Fire Department and the OPP Technical Collision Investigators (TCI),  say they responded to a collision on Highway 17, approximately one kilometer west of Highway 6 at around 7:25 a.m. yesterday morning. 

The investigation is ongoing under the direction of the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS).