Fatal crash at Highway 17 near Chalk River

Ontario Provincial Police have closed Highway 17 near Chalk River, Ont., after a fatal collision involving two vehicles.

Police confirmed one person was killed in the collision, which happened at about 10:17 a.m. in the Town of Laurentian Hills, but did not release any more information about injuries.

The highway is closed to all tractor trailers in the area, with trucks coming eastbound from North Bay or westbound from Ottawa urged to detour at Highway 60 and Highway 41.

Detours are in place for smaller vehicles at Clouthier Road and Hwy 17 AND at Main St. in the Town of Laurentian Hills.