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Victim ID'd in fatal 6-vehicle crash that closed Highway 17 near Arnprior, Ont.

A six-vehicle crash on Highway 17 in thick fog left one woman dead and another two people injured early Friday morning just west of Arnprior, Ont.

Cause of crash remains under investigation

One person is dead after a six-vehicle crash in thick fog on Highway 17 just west of Arnprior, Ont., early Friday morning. (Robyn Miller/CBC)

The cause of a six-vehicle crash on Highway 17 in thick fog, which killed one woman and left another two people injured early Friday morning just west of Arnprior, Ont., is still being investigated, police say.

The collision happened at about 4:30 a.m. ET near Calabogie Road in McNab/Braeside Township, and involved one commercial truck and five passenger vehicles.

A 39-year-old woman from Arnprior, Ont., was pronounced dead at the scene. She has been identified by OPP as Sarah Zohr.

Police say Zohr's Rottweiler dog, which ran away after the crash, has since been found.

A 38-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman — both from Renfrew, Ont. — were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to the OPP.

The highway was closed for much of the day in both directions between Calabogie Road and White Lake Road.

The area was blanketed in a heavy fog at the time of the crash, prompting OPP to issue a warning for drivers to slow down and take caution.

The same stretch of road was closed off in April following another fatal collision in a construction zone.

In that instance, one construction worker died and another was flown to hospital in critical condition.

With files from The Canadian Press

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