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Sudbury man charged in fatal Highway 17 collision

Manslaughter and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle charges laid against Sudbury man
A 31-year-old Sudbury man has been charged with manslaughter and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle after a fatal collision that occurred on Highway 17 on May 28. (File)

The Sudbury OPP Crime Unit is continuing to investigate a fatal multi-vehicle collision that occurred at approximately 5 p.m. on May 28, on Highway 17 in Walden Township, Ontario.

As a result of the investigation, a 31-year-old Sudbury man was arrested and charged with:

  • Manslaughter
  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle Cause Bodily Harm, (two counts)

The accused appeared for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sudbury, Ontario on June 11, and a publication ban is now in place.

The collision occurred on Highway 17 just west of Lively, Ontario. There were four vehicles involved in the collision and the passenger of one of the vehicles, a 71-year-old female, was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Three other people were transported to hospital to be treated for serious injuries.

The investigation is continuing under the direction of Detective Inspector Rob Matthews of the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) with assistance from the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Services (OCC-FPS). 

Any person with information regarding this incident should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call 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.