Updated Aug. 21 at 2 p.m.
More details have been released regarding the single-vehicle collision on Highway 144 Monday, that closed the northbound lane for around three hours that afternoon.
According to police, a 63-year-old driver from Garson was travelling northbound on Highway 144 near Crab Lake in Cartier Township, when he drove his pick-up truck off the roadway and onto the shoulder, where he struck what was described as a "very large rock along the edge of the road."
Officers from the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Ontario Provincial Police, Sudbury Emergency Services, Cartier Fire Department and Orange Air Ambulance, responded to the scene around 7:45 a.m. that morning, followed by an Ontario Provincial Police Reconstructionist, who assisted in the investigation.
The Garson resident and lone-occupant was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
More details may be released as the investigation continues.
Updated Aug. 20 at 10:40 a.m.
A few more details have been released about this morning's crash on Highway 144 in Cartier.
The single-vehicle collision involved a pickup truck that crashed into a rock cut at Crab Lake south of Cartier.
The driver was airlifted to hospital in critical condition.
Highway 144 has now been fully reopened.
Updated Aug. 20 at 10:10 a.m.
Highway 144 has been partially reopened following a crash early Tuesday morning. The MTO reported on their Twitter site @511ONNortheast at 9 a.m. that one lane is reopened to traffic at the crash scene near Cartier. The southbound lane and shouder are still blocked.
Highway 144 is closed in both directions in Cartier due to a collision, according to the MTO Twitter site @511ONNortheast.
The tweet announcing the closure was sent out at 8:19 a.m. Tuesday.
No further details of the incident are currently available.