Sioux Lookout resident declared deceased following head on collision on Hwy 17
Tim Brody - Editor
A 47-year-old Sioux Lookout resident was declared deceased at the scene following a head on collision on Hwy 17, approximately four kilometres west of Upsala on the afternoon of Feb. 3.
According to Ontario Provincial Police, “Police attended the scene and determined two passenger vehicles were involved in the collision, a Chevy Silverado pickup truck and a Hyundai Tuscon SUV. The driver of the Hyundai was declared deceased at the scene. The driver and passenger in the pickup truck were treated by paramedics for minor injuries.”
The driver of the Hyundai Tuscon was identified as 47-year-old Ravindrakumar Naik of Sioux Lookout.
Hwy 11-17 was closed for several hours in order for investigators to process the scene.
An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision has been initiated by the OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigation Unit in conjunction with members of the Shabaqua OPP Detachment.
Ontario Provincial Police are asking anyone who may have been in the area of Hwy 17 west of Upsala and witnessed the collision to contact them at 1-888-310-1122.