THUNDER BAY – NEWS – The Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police reports that on September 10e2022 at 10:00 p.m. with Superior North EMS, Shuniah Fire & Emergency Services, and Pass Lake Fire, that first responders were dispatched to report a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle on Highway 11-17 at the intersection of the Highway 587 in Shuniah Township.
Police attended the scene and determined that a 4-door sedan had collided with a pedestrian. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the sedan was slightly injured. Highway 11-17 is closed at Lakeshore Drive for investigators to process the scene. The identity of the deceased will not yet be released as next of kin have not yet been notified.
An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision has been initiated by the OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigation Unit, in conjunction with the OPP Forensic Identification Unit of Ontario.
The driver of the sedan was charged with Criminal Code subsection 320.14(3), Driving Causing Death. The identity of the accused will not be disclosed as the information has not yet been sworn.
Anyone who may have been in the area of Highway 11-17 and Highway 587 and witnessed this collision is asked to contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 and to provide any information likely to help this investigation.
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at www.tipsubmit.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.