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Updated: Man drove through red light, causing collision that closed Hwy. 69 at Pioneer Rd.

One lane still closed as crews clean diesel fuel spill

Updated July 22 at 3:50 p.m.

Monday at 8:10 a.m., OPP officers from the Sudbury detachment, Sudbury EMS and the Greater Sudbury Fire Department, responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 69 and Pioneer Road.

"Investigation revealed a southbound dump truck failed to stop for the red light, striking a five-ton truck entering the intersection from Provincial Government Offices Road," the OPP said in a release. "The driver of the five-ton truck was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the dump truck was not injured."

A 31-year-old man from Noëlville is being charged with failing to stop for a red light, police said in the release.

"The Ministry of the Environment was called to assist," the release said. "One northbound lane remains closed at this location while workers complete the clean-up of a diesel spill."


Updated July 22 at 10:50 a.m.

One northbound lane remains closed until the clean-up is completed, the OPP tweeted at 10:39 a.m. Monday. Both southbound lanes of the highway are open.

Updated July 22 at 8:50 a.m.

A collision has closed Highway 69 at Pioneer Road (in the area of the OPP station/Cecil Facer), the OPP tweeted at 8:42 a.m. Monday.

There are non life-threatening injuries.

The northbound lanes of the highway are closed until the debris is cleaned up.

Original story:

The northbound lanes of Highway 69 are blocked in the Sudbury area due to a collision, the MTO Twitter site @511ONNortheast tweeted at 8:32 a.m. Monday.

No further information about the collision — including the precise location — is currently available.