OPP INVESTIGATE FATAL COLLISION ON HIGHWAY 417
(OTTAWA, ON) – The Ottawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating the death of a driver on Highway 417 today which has resulted closure of the westbound lanes near Woodroffe Avenue. Police responded to the report of a two vehicle collision at 12:05 pm. A Volkswagen Golf and an Audi sedan were travelling westbound when they collided. One male driver suffered minor injuries, while the other male, the driver of the Audi was transported by paramedics to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The deceased driver has been identified as Bernard CLARKE, aged 42 of Ottawa.
Officers remain on scene speaking with witnesses. Technical Traffic Collision Investigators are assisting with the collision investigation. The OPP would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or have any information to offer. Please call Provincial Constable Shane Marko of the Ottawa OPP at 613-270-9171 or 1-888-310-1122. The westbound lanes of Highway 417 are expected to remain closed until the evening.