Police identify Onaping Falls crash victim
Posted: Jul 27, 2012 8:15 AM ET
Last Updated: Jul 27, 2012 3:42 PM ET
An Elliot Lake woman perished in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 144 near High Falls Thursday afternoon. The collision also sent four others to the hospital in Sudbury.
Sudbury OPP said the crash happened shortly after 4:30 p.m.
A man driving south lost control of his car, went into the northbound lane, and collided with two vehicles, police reported.
Mary Mackenzie, 60, was driving one of the oncoming cars. She was pronounced dead at the scene and her passenger was taken to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.
The two people in the other oncoming car were taken to hospital, treated for minor injuries and released. The man driving the southbound car suffered non-life threatening injuries.
As a result of the accident, that section of Highway 144 was completely closed until 11 p.m. Thursday. OPP said the highway has since been reopened.
Police are continuing their investigation into the cause of the collision and are asking any member of the public who may have been a witness to contact the Sudbury detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police.
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