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Two dead following weekend collision

Two men from Southern Ontario were pronounced dead on the scene of a single tractor trailer collision near Nipigon.

NIPIGON - Two men from southern Ontario are dead following a single motor vehicle collision near Nipigon last weekend.

On Saturday, officers with the Ontario Provincial Police detachment in Nipigon responded to call of a single vehicle collision just before 8:30 a.m. The collision took place east of Nipigon at Highway 17, McAllister Township.

Officers on scene discovered a tractor trailer that had left the roadway and rolled onto its side after entering the ditch. Two occupants in the vehicle were pronounced dead on the scene.

The two men have been identified as 53-year-old Sarvjeet Singh Chahal and 23-year-old Gurtej Chahal of Shelburne, Ont.

The investigation into the cause of the collision is ongoing.