(SHAWANAGA FIRST NATION TERRITORY, ON) – At approximately 4 p.m., on February 6, 2018, members from the West Parry Sound Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) assisted by Carling Fire Department, McDougall Fire Department and Parry Sound Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 69 in the Shawanaga First Nation Territory, Ontario.

Investigation reveals that a northbound sports utility vehicle (SUV) crossed the centre line into the path of a southbound tractor-trailer when it collided. Upon impact, the SUV became engulfed in flames.  All occupants of the SUV have been confirmed deceased and police are still determining the number of occupants.

The crash took place just south of the Shawanaga River Bridge and Highway 69 was closed for approximately eight hours.

The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing with the assistance of OPP Collision Reconstructionist specialists.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.