Cocaine found after fatal collision on Hwy 11 near Hearst
Driver, 31, faces drug trafficking charges
A two-vehicle collision near Hearst early Wednesday morning has left one man dead and another man facing drug-trafficking charges after cocaine was discovered in his car.
Ontario Provincial Police say two Ottawa men, both 31 years old, were driving westbound on Highway 11 when their vehicle, a Chrysler 300, lost control and crossed the centre line. It collided with a oncoming, eastbound pickup truck driven by a 44-year-old Sudbury man.
The two drivers were taken to hospital and later released. The passenger of the Chrysler died in the crash.
The identities of the men are being withheld until next of kin are notified.
During their investigation, police found one kilogram of cocaine, with an estimated street value of $100,000, inside the damaged Chrysler.
The driver of that car was arrested and charged with one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking and one count of trafficking.
He is set to appear in a Cochrane court Wednesday.