News — 04 October 2017

Submitted by the Ontario Provincial Police

On September 25, 2017 at approximately 11:20 a.m. officers from the Dryden Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 502, Unorganized Township (approximately 60 km South of Dryden).

A Highway line painting truck travelling south bound lost control and left the roadway; rolling over. Dryden Ambulance and Dryden and Oxdrift Fire Departments attended the scene of the collision.

The driver of the vehicle, Michael Gibson, a 40 year old resident of Worthington, ON was pronounced dead at the scene. A post mortem will take place in Kenora on September 26, 2017.

The Technical Traffic Collision Investigation (TTCI) unit attended the scene to conduct their investigation. The cause of the collision is still under investigation.

Highway 502 was completely closed for approximately 2.5 hours and fully opened 7.5 hours after the collision occurred.


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Chris Marchand is a native of Dryden, Ontario. He served his first newspaper internship at The Dryden Observer in 1998 while attending journalism studies at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops B.C. He's worked desks as both reporter and editor at the Fernie Free Press as well as filled the role of sports editor at the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Marchand was named editor of the Dryden Observer in Aug. 2009.

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