On Aug. 21, a three-vehicle accident on Highway 17 left one teen dead and two other people injured. Ontario Provincial Police say that the 11:30 p.m. crash occurred in Greater Sudbury on the southwest bypass between Fielding Road and Southview Drive.
Following a preliminary investigation, police determined that a pickup truck heading west collided with a pickup and a car, both of which were travelling east. The 39-year-old man who was driving the westbound pickup suffered non-life-threatening injuries, while the man driving the eastbound pickup suffered minor injuries; both were hospitalised. The 18-year-old male driver of the eastbound car, however, died on the scene.