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Updated: Passenger who died Monday in Hwy. 69 car crash identified as Milton man

Riffat Shamsi was 60 years old
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The passenger in a Jeep Liberty involved in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 69 early Monday morning died from his injuries, while the vehicle's driver suffered life-threatening injuries. (Supplied/Sudbury OPP)

Updated July 19 at 7:30 a.m.

The victim in a July 16 single-vehicle car crash on Highway 69 in the Alban area that took the life of one man has been identified by the Sudbury OPP as 60-year-old Riffat Shamsi of Milton, Ont.

Shamsi was the passenger in a Jeep Liberty that ran into a rock cut at around 2:45 a.m. Monday. He died from his injuries at the hospital. The vehicle's driver remains in hospital in critical condition.

Updated July 17 at 8:15 a.m.

The passenger in a Jeep Liberty involved in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 69 early Monday morning died from his injuries, while the vehicle's driver suffered life-threatening injuries.

The Sudbury OPP said in a press release that the crash occurred at around 2:45 a.m. July 16 in Cox Township (the Alban area).

The vehicle, which was travelling northbound, left the highway and collided with a rock cut.

The passenger was transported to hospital, where he later died from his injuries. The driver was also transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The passenger's name is not being released at this time pending the notification of next of kin, said the OPP. 

Updated July 16 at 5 p.m.

An early morning crash on Highway 69 in the Alban area resulted in one fatality.

One person was killed in the collision and another remains in hospital. Investigation into the collision is continuing. The identity of the deceased is being withheld until their next-of-kin are advised.

Highway 69 was reduced to one lane for five hours this morning in the area where the collision occurred.

Updated July 16 at 9 a.m.

Highway 69 is fully reopened in the Alban area after a single-vehicle crash early this morning, the OPP said in a tweet at 8:20 a.m.

Original story:

The OPP are now alternating northbound and southbound traffic on Highway 69 in the Alban area after a single-vehicle accident early this morning.

The rollover occurred around 2:45 a.m. and two people have suffered undetermined injuries, according to the OPP.

The highway was closed in both directions between the Highway 64 turnoff to Alban and Crooked Lake Road for several hours.




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