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Kenora crash caught on video nets charges for Manitoba driver

Video of a frightening collision near Kenora, Ont. has gone viral, garnering nearly 1,000 shares on Facebook as of Wednesday afternoon.

Sioux Lookout's Ralph Ireland says he's lucky to be alive after crash near Kenora

This screen capture was taken from a dashboard camera video of the collision between two vehicles on Highway 17 on Saturday, March 1. (Ralph Ireland/Facebook)

Video of a frightening collision near Kenora, Ont. has gone viral, garnering nearly 1,000 shares on Facebook as of Wednesday afternoon.

Ralph Ireland of Sioux Lookout, Ont., says he's lucky to be alive after a collision near Kenora. (Facebook)

Ralph Ireland of Sioux Lookout, Ont. said he's lucky to be alive after the crash, which took place Saturday on the Kenora Bypass on Highway 17.

Ireland said he and his wife were heading home after a trip to Winnipeg when they collided with another truck.

"Had I not hit the brakes, he'd be dead," said Ireland. "And we might be as well."

Ontario Provincial Police have charged the other driver, a 36-year-old man from Manitoba, with failing to yield to traffic on a through highway.

Police said they received video of the incident on Tuesday, and they continue to investigate.

WARNING: Explicit audio.

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