Sudbury

Police officer one of two deaths in highway crashes

Ontario Provincial Police have lost one of their own, following a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 on Monday.

One crash occured near Britt on Hwy 69, the other near Fielding Road, west of Sudbury, Hwy 17

Ontario Provincial Police have lost one of their own, following a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 on Monday.      

Kara Huffman, 34, died of her injuries in hospital, after a collision with another vehicle near Fielding Road, west of Sudbury.

Constable Lucie Sirois said Huffman, who was based in Espanola, leaves behind her husband and two young children.

"She was a great person and she was contagious," Sirois said.

"That was the beautiful part about Kara. If you happened to be having a down day, and you saw Kara, I don't know how you could have a down day. She was just that vibrant and that upbeat."

The driver of the other vehicle was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the investigation is on-going.

OPP are also still investigating a fatal crash near Britt on Highway 69 Monday afternoon that left one person dead.

The name of that victim has not yet been released. 

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