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OPP looking for witnesses to fatal single-vehicle Hwy. 144 crash

Wayne Smith of Garson died from his injuries in hospital three days after the Aug. 20 collision

The OPP are looking for witnesses to a fatal Aug. 20 single-vehicle collision on Highway 144 in the Cartier area.

The collision occurred at around 7:45 a.m. Aug. 30 at Crab Lake in Cartier Township.

Investigation revealed the northbound pick-up truck drove off the roadway onto the shoulder and struck a very large rock along the edge of the road.

The driver, 63-year-old Wayne Smith of Garson ā€” the vehicle's lone occupant ā€” was airlifted to hospital. He died from his injuries in hospital three days later.

The investigation is ongoing with the assistance of an OPP collision reconstructionist under the direction of the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Service.

The OPP is looking for witnesses to this collision. Anyone with information is asked to phone the Sudbury OPP at 705-564-6900 or toll free at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may phone Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000 and you will not be required to testify in court.