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Updated: Sudbury man charged after fiery vehicle rollover on Hwy 69

74-year-old taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries; three OPP officers treated for smoke inhalation

Updated Oct. 30 at 6:20 p.m.: 

Officers from the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police have charged a 74-year-old Sudbury man with careless driving in connection with this incident. 

In a news release late Wednesday afternoon, police said they responded to a single-vehicle rollover collision on the northbound on-ramp to Estaire Road from Highway 69 in Greater Sudbury.

“Officers arrived on-scene within minutes to find the vehicle fully engulfed in flames with the lone occupant still inside,” the release said. “The three officers grabbed the fire extinguishers from the trunk of their cruisers and were able to subdue the flames enough to pull the driver from the burning vehicle.

“Preliminary investigation revealed the driver failed to negotiate the ramp, struck the guard rail and rolled over.”

The driver was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Greater Sudbury Fire Department  extinguished the fire. Three OPP officers were treated for smoke inhalation and released.

The Estaire Road on-ramp is now open.

Updated Oct. 30 at 5:14 p.m.: Three OPP officers pulled the driver out of a burning vehicle this afternoon following a single-vehicle rollover on the northbound on-ramp to Estaire Road off Highway 69.

The driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Officers were treated for smoke inhalation.

Original story

Sudbury OPP are responding to a vehicle rollover on Highway 69 near Estaire Road.

"Fire crews have been dispatched, as well as ambulances," said Cst. Michelle Coulombe, Sudbury OPP.

"We're still waiting for information from the scene."

Motorists should expect delays in the area and leave room for emergency crews to access the scene.

Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

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