Highway 17 was closed while technical collision investigation members investigate the scene of a two-vehicle collision that occurred Wednesday morning about 8 a.m. between Chalk River and Deep River.
Anthony Dixon / Observer and News
LAURENTIAN HILLS – No charges will be laid as a result of the serious two-vehicle collision which closed Highway 17 west of Chalk River for approximately eight hours Wednesday.At approximately 8 a.m. Jan. 30 members of the Upper Ottawa Valley detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a serious two-vehicle collision on Highway 17 in Laurentian Hills in the area of Miller Road. The two drivers, who were the only occupants of the vehicles involved, were transported to hospital by the County of Renfrew Paramedic Service.Police have determined that a westbound blue sedan driven by a 24-year-old woman from Laurentian Hills and a grey eastbound sedan driven by a 78-year-old man from Deep River were travelling on Highway 17 when they collided. The female driver sustained serious injuries and the male driver sustained life-threatening injuries. The man was later airlifted to Ottawa.OPP Technical Collision Investigation (TCI) members assisted with the investigation. There are no grounds for charges in relation to the collision at this time.