Ontario Provincial Police have charged the driver of a tractor-trailer with running a red light and causing a crash on Highway 17.

Police say the truck and an SUV collided on the highway at Doran Road, which is just south of Petawawa, at about 9:45 a.m. Sunday.

Two people inside the SUV, a 33-year-old female driver and her 44-year-old husband, were taken to hospital in serious condition, but they are expected to survive. The truck driver was not hurt.

The driver, who is from Gatineau, faces a charge of failing to stop at a red light.

The highway was closed for about four hours while police investigated, but it reopened Sunday afternoon.

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