A Thunder Bay man has been identified as the victim of a fatal traffic accident on the Trans-Canada Highway east of Sault Ste. Marie.

Ontario Provincial Police In Thessalon say 70-year-old Jose Cabral was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the single-vehicle accident early Tuesday afternoon. 

The collision happened east of Desbarats on Highway 17.

Police say Cabral was one of four people in the passenger vehicle. The other three suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment before being released.

Officers from the OPP's Technical Traffic Collision Investigator/Reconstruction Program are looking into the cause of the crash.