Flying Trailer Wheels Results in Van Driver in 417 Fatality in Ottawa #OPP Feb 10, 2017

Flying Trailer Wheels Results in Van Driver in 417 Fatality in Ottawa #OPP Feb 10, 2017

Ontario Provincial Police News Portal OPP Media Release OTTAWA OPP INVESTIGATING FATAL MOTOR COLLISION 2017-02-10

FROM/DE: Ottawa OPP Detachment  DATE:     February 10th, 2017
OPP INVESTIGATING FATAL MOTOR COLLISION

(Ottawa, ON) –The Ottawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police is investigating a motor vehicle collision on Highway 417.

At approximately 5:57 am, a Tractor Trailer Westbound on Highway 417 near Carling Avenue when a dual wheel assembly set became detached. The wheel assembly jumped the cement median and struck a van, which was traveling Eastbound.

The driver of the van sustained fatal injuries.  The identity of the victim is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

Highway 417 remains closed at this time for investigative purposes.

UPDATE

OPP INVESTIGATING FATAL MOTOR COLLISION — UPDATE

(Ottawa, ON) –The Ottawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police is investigating a motor vehicle collision on Highway 417.

At approximately 5:57 am, a Tractor Trailer Westbound on Highway 417 near Carling Avenue when a dual wheel assembly set became detached. The wheel assembly jumped the cement median and struck a van, which was traveling Eastbound.

The driver of the van sustained fatal injuries.  The identity of the victim is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

All lanes of Highway 417 have been opened .

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