Fatal collision in Thunder Bay

Press release

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On Friday, December 2, 2022 at approximately 9:55 p.m., Thunder Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call of a motor vehicle collision involving a tractor trailer unit and a snowplow on Highway 102.

Members of the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Superior North EMS and Kaministiquia Fire Department responded and the Coroner attended the scene. A 52-year old male driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. The deceased is from Thunder Bay, Ontario. Next of kin have been notified.

Investigation revealed a Miller snowplow was westbound on Highway 102 west of Silver Falls Road actively plowing snow when it struck an eastbound tractor trailer unit. The driver and passenger of the tractor trailer were not injured.

The OPP Traffic Incident Management and Enforcement (TIME) team and OPP Collision Re-constructionists investigated the scene.

Highway 102 was closed from the MTO weigh scales near Government Road to Highway 11-17 junction for several hours during the investigation.

Any person(s) with information regarding the collision can contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or the Thunder Bay OPP Detachment.