New Liskeard man dead following Hwy 17 crash south of Earlton

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(EARLTON, ON) – Members of the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision on January 3, 2018 at approximately 11:50 a.m. The collision occurred on Highway 11, north of Hwy 562, in Hilliard Township, just south of Earlton, Ontario. A northbound tractor-trailer collided with a southbound flatbed, five-ton truck.

The driver of the southbound vehicle, Remi Breault, age 44, of New Liskeard, Ontario, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the northbound vehicle sustained minor injuries.

The Earlton Fire Department and the Englehart Ambulance Service attended the scene. OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) are assisting with this investigation.

Highway 11 remains closed at Earlton between Highway 562 and Highway 571 and it is unknown when it will re-open.

OPP is advising motorists to drive carefully and to use the following detour to avoid the crash scene:

If you are northbound on Highway 11 take Highway 562 west at Thornloe then Highway 571 north to Earlton.

If you are southbound on Highway 11 take Highway 571 south at Earlton to Highway 562 east to Thornloe.