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Updated:Transport truck driver charged after morning collision

21-year-old tractor trailer driver hit with careless driving charge

Updated at 3:50 p.m.

A 21-year-old man from Winnipeg has been charged with careless driving, following a crash involving a tractor trailer and a passenger vehicle.

OPP investigation has revealed that an eastbound tractor trailer rolled onto its side and struck a westbound vehicle while coming off the Highway 17 ramp heading towards North Bay.

Both drivers were transported to hospital where they were treated and released.

The highway was closed for a couple of hours while the tractor trailer was cleared.

Updated at 2:44 p.m.: 

The OPP have now reopened both lanes of Highway 17 near the bypass in Sudbury following a crash involving a transport truck during the morning commute.

Fllipped on its side, the truck and trailer blocked both lanes of traffic. 

Police have not said if charges will be laid or if there were injuries. will provide more information as it becomes available.

Updated at 9:35 a.m.

One lane is reopened at the site of the collision, and traffic is being alternated, the OPP said on one of their Twitter accounts at 9:20 a.m.

Updated at 9:15 a.m.

The Twitter page for official MTO information on road closures in the area said in a tweet issued at 9:10 a.m. that one lane and the shoulder are still blocked on Highway 17 due to the collision.

Updated at 8:46 a.m.

Highway 17 is closed near Coniston this morning after a collision between a transport truck and a car that knocked the transport truck on its site. managing editor Mark Gentili is on the scene, and said traffic is being rerouted through Minnow Lake.

Original story:

A tractor-trailer is blocking the eastbound lanes on Highway 17 near Coniston after a collision, the OPP reported on one of their Twitter accounts at 7:56 a.m. Friday morning.

Emergency services personnel are attending the collision, police say.

No further information is currently available.