On Feb. 20, a two-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a 35-year-old man occurred on Highway 17 in northern Ontario, according to a report. Three other individuals who were involved suffered injuries and were hospitalized.
According to the police, the crash happened about 15 kilometres west of Marathon when a vehicle travelling westbound on the highway failed to negotiate a curve and struck the guide rail. The disabled vehicle, which became lodged in the guide rail, was also partly in the roadway. An eastbound driver noticed the disabled vehicle and pulled over to offer assistance. While the motorists were waiting for additional help, a third motorist, who was heading westbound, suddenly veered over, crashed into the initial disabled car and injured the two men.