One Sent To Hospital In Marathon Crash

Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017 11:31 AM

A 24 year old Moncton man is recovering from serious injuries sustained in a crash on the Trans-Canada Highway this morning near Marathon. 

OPP say a vehicle heading west collided with the back tires of a transport heading east.

Three people were also treated for minor injuries at the scene.

Traffic is open in one lane right now, while a  tow company removes the vehicles.



(MARATHON, ON) - On Friday May 19, 2017 at approximately 7:00 a.m. members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a vehicle collision west of Marathon at Highway 17, Township of Coldwell.

A west bound vehicle collided with the rear trailer wheels of an east bound tractor trailer.   Emergency services including the Marathon Fire Department (MFD) and Superior North Emergency Medical Services (EMS) attended the scene to assist the four vehicle occupants. A 24 year old male of Moncton, NB. had to be extricated by the MFD and was transported to a local hospital by EMS to be treated for serious injuries. The other 3 occupants of the vehicles received treatment on scene for minor injuries and released.

The highway was closed for approximately 1 hour while emergency services were on scene. Traffic is open to one lane at this time while the vehicles are being removed by a local tow company and drivers are asked to use caution and expect some delays while travelling in this area.   

Marathon OPP continues to investigate the cause of the collision.