Deep River man dead after Highway 17 crash

A Deep River man is dead after his pickup truck was hit by a tractor trailer on Highway 17 in Laurentian Valley Township Saturday morning.

It happened just after 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of B-Line Road and Highway 17.

Ontario Provincial Police said Brian Pratt, who was driving the truck, was turning onto Highway 17 from B-Line Road when he was struck by the tractor trailer in the intersection.

Pratt died at the scene.

The man driving the tractor trailer, 21-year-old Muraleetharam Paramanantham of Scarborough, was not injured. Neither was his passenger, 32-year-old Jahanzeb Baloch of Toronto.

Highway 17 was closed between Highway 41 and Round Lake Road. Detours were in place.

OPP are investigating.

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