OPP identify driver that died in Hwy 17 crash near Verner


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

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

The driver of the vehicle Shawn COTE, 32 years of age from West Nipissing was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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

No charges will be laid.