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Updated: Second driver dies after Hwy. 17 transport-snowplow crash

Steven Pollock, 54, was brought to hospital with serious injuries, and has now died
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The driver of a tractor-trailer was killed Sunday evening when the transport struck a snow plow near Spanish. Highway 17 remains closed to commercial traffic, but passenger vehicles can take a detour. (Courtesy OPP)

Updated Jan. 7 at 11:45 a.m.

A second person has died as a result of a crash between a tractor-trailer and a snowplow on Highway 17 east of the town of Spanish on Jan. 5.

The collision was called in at 11:45 p.m. Sunday night, according to the OPP.

An investigation has since revealed that a westbound tractor trailer collided with an eastbound plow truck. 

The operator of the tractor-trailer, whose name has not yet been revealed by the OPP, was confirmed deceased at the scene. 

The operator of the snowplow was transported to hospital with serious injuries, and the OPP said Tuesday that he has now died from his injuries.

Police have identified the snowplow driver as 54-year-old Steven Pollock of North Shore Township.

The OPP Technical Collision Investigators have been deployed to assist in the investigation and the Ministry of Labour has been contacted.  

The investigation is ongoing at this time, and more information will be released as it becomes available, said the OPP.

Original story:

Highway 17 near Spanish was closed to commercial traffic Monday as the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police investigate a fatal collision that took place late Sunday night.

OPP were called at 11:45 p.m., responding with the Algoma Emergency Medical Services and Sables-Spanish River Fire Department.

“The investigation has since revealed that an eastbound tractor trailer collided with a westbound plow truck,” the OPP said in a news release Monday. “The operator of the tractor trailer was confirmed deceased at the scene. The operator of the plow truck was transported to hospital with serious injuries.”

OPP technical collision investigators have been deployed to help with the investigation and the Ministry of Labour has been contacted, the release said.

“The investigation is ongoing at this time and more information will be released as it becomes available,” the release said.