Ontario Provincial Police Release Details About Collision
Written By: Tuesday, September 12th 2017

There is an update to the story of a collision that took place on Highway 17. The Ontario Provincial Police have now identified the driver who passed away as a result.

The driver of the vehicle was Shawn Cote, 32 years of age from West Nipissing.

Below is background as to what took place.

On September 6, 2017 at 12:36 a.m., members of the Warren and Sudbury OPP, West Nipissing Fire Department and the West Nipissing Emergency Medical Services, responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 17, Verner, Ontario.

Investigation has revealed that a westbound vehicle crossed the centre line and collided head on with an eastbound tractor trailer.

Highway 17 was closed until 8:00 a.m. A detour around the collision scene was available.

No charges will be laid.