Fort man killed in collision


A Fort Frances man has been killed in a motor vehicle-pedestrian collision on Hwy. 11/17, west of Fraser Road in Thunder Bay

At approximately 5:21 a.m. Monday, officers from the Thunder Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), as well as Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a report of the collision.

A tractor trailer unit was west bound on Highway 11/17 when the driver struck a pedestrian walking along the highway.

The pedestrian, Joel Walton, 39, of Fort Frances, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The OPP Highway Safety Division (HSD), OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS) and OPP Technical Collision Investigators (TCI) attended the scene to assist with the investigation.

Hwy. 11/17 was closed for approximately six hours as police conducted their investigation.

The investigation is continuing.