kenora, ON

A Kenora-area man and woman are dead following a collision Monday evening on Highway 17.

Ontario Provincial Police say John Marshalok, 75, of Kenora was westbound on Highway 17 when he lost control of his 2003 Buick CCV, crossing into the eastbound lane where he collided with a Dodge Caravan.

Marshalok and his passenger, 75-year-old Irene Marshalok were killed. The driver of the other vehicle, an unidentified 60-year-old male, was treated for injuries at Lake of the Woods District Hospital and released.

The highway was closed while police and fire officials attended to the scene of the crash, some 50 km east of Kenora. The highway has since been reopened.