Thunder Bay resident dies in fatal collision on Highway 11/17

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THUNDER BAY — A serious collision that resulted in Highway 11/17 being closed on Sunday has claimed the life of a 25-year-old Thunder Bay resident.

In a news release issued on Monday, March 22, Nipigon OPP said they responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a passenger car and a tractor-trailer unit on Highway 11/17 in Shuniah Township.

An initial investigation determined an eastbound Hyundai Genesis car struck a tractor-trailer unit parked on the westbound shoulder of the highway, police said.

The lone occupant of the car, Dylan Vaudrin, 25, of Thunder Bay was pronounced dead at the scene. The occupant of the parked tractor-trailer unit was not injured, police say.

Highway 11/17 was closed for approximately four hours while police conducted their investigation.

The highway has since reopened and the investigation continues.

Karen Edwards, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Thunder Bay Source