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Collision closes Highway 17 near Marathon

No fatalities in collision between truck, SUV near Marathon Thursday.
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Highway 17 is expected to remain closed until around 8 p.m. after a collision, OPP said. (File photo courtesy of Ontario Provincial Police)

A collision involving a transport truck and an SUV has closed Highway 17 near Marathon, about 300 kilometres east of Thunder Bay.

Police will work to reopen one lane to traffic by around 6 p.m., an Ontario Provincial Police representative said, with full reopening expected later in the evening.

There were no fatalities resulting from the head-on collision, OPP said, but a driver of the SUV who became trapped in the vehile sustained non-life threatening injuries.

The truck was not pulling a trailer when the accident occurred, police said.


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