Dryden teen dies in Hwy 502 crash

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(DRYDEN, ON) – On July 22, 2017 at approximately 11:00 pm officers from the Dryden Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 502, Van Horne Township, near Dryden.

A single motor vehicle, a small 2 door car travelling north bound lost control and left the roadway coming to rest against a rock cut. Dryden Ambulance and Oxdrift Fire Department attended the scene to assist the occupants of the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle, Nikolas HO, a 16-year-old resident of Dryden, ON was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger of the vehicle, an 18-year-old resident of Dryden, ON was transported to Dryden Hospital for treatment as a precaution.

The Technical Traffic Collision Investigation (TTCI) unit attended the scene to conduct their investigation. The cause of the collision is still under investigation.

Highway 502 is open to one lane at the collision scene. Motorists are asked to use caution while travelling in this area.