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Updated: MR 35 re-opened after fatal morning collision

One person killed in morning collision, another person was taken to hospital
Greater Sudbury Fire Services tweeted this image of the road block between Chelmsford and Azilda this morning. (Supplied/@JesseOshell)

Updated Aug. 5 at 12:55 p.m.

Greater Sudbury Police have finished their investigation into a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on MR 35 Wednesday morning.

The road is now open for public use.

The police service thanked the public for their co-operation in avoiding the area while the investigation was being carried out.

Updated Aug. 5 at 11 a.m.

Greater Sudbury Police say a collision that occurred early this morning in between Azilda and Chelmsford was fatal.

The crash involved a pick-up truck and a motorcycle, police said in a tweet late Wednesday morning.

The driver of the motorcycle, a 51-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the pick-up truck, a 49-year-old woman, was transported to hospital with injuries.

The road remains closed, and the investigation is ongoing.

Updated Aug. 5 at 8:30 a.m.

Greater Sudbury Police have given some updated information on the roadblock as officers with the traffic management unit conduct an investigation into a serious motor vehicle collision between Chelmsford and Azilda early this morning.

Police say MR 35 continues to be closed between the two communities, and will be for a prolonged period.

Barricades are set up at Elizabeth and Pilon streets, Notre Dame Avenue west and MR 35 and MR 35 and Montee Principale.

Greater Sudbury Fire Services are on scene, rerouting traffic.

The Traffic Management Unit is conducting an investigation into the collision and anyone with information related to the collision is asked to contact us at 705-675-9171. 

Original story:

There has been a serious motor vehicle collision on MR 35 in between Notre Dame Avenue in Azilda and Chelmsford, Greater Sudbury Police announced on Twitter at 7:26 a.m. Wednesday.

The highway is closed. Drivers are asked to find alternate routes.

No further information is available at this time, but watch for updates.