A Sault Ste. Marie driver was charged following a collision that occurred on Highway 17 north near Heyden on Friday.
A news release issued today by the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) states that the incident involved a motor vehicle and a tractor trailer.
The transport driver was transported to hospital with major injuries, officials say.
The driver of the motor vehicle, Blake Fluke-Matthews, has been charged with careless driving - cause bodily harm.
Full text of the news release follows:
AWERES TOWNSHIP - On July 9, 2021 members of the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 north, Aweres Township involving a tractor trailer and a motor vehicle.
Investigation revealed a southbound motor vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with a northbound tractor trailer. The driver of the tractor trailer sustained major injuries and was transported to hospital. The occupants of the motor vehicle sustained minor injuries.
The driver of the motor vehicle, Blake Fluke-Matthews, 20 years old of Sault Ste. Marie, has been charged with:
• Careless driving - cause bodily harm contrary to section 130(3) of the Highway Traffic Act.
The accused is scheduled to appear in Provincial Offences Court in Sault Ste. Marie on Sept. 22, 2021.