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Crash closes highway

Today around 7 a.m., members of the Marathon OPP responded to a vehicle collision on Highway 17 in the Township of Coldwell.

A westbound vehicle collided with the rear trailer wheels of an eastbound tractor trailer.

Emergency services, including the Marathon Fire Department and Superior North Emergency Medical Services, attended the scene to assist the four occupants.

OPP urge safe driving

With the Victoria Day holiday ahead, the OPP is encouraging drivers to stay alert and make wise choices while travelling.

With increased patrols, drivers should know that OPP officers will be diligent about targeting aggressive driving, impaired driving, seatbelt compliance, and distracted driving.

As such, the OPP is reminding motorists to:

Human remains found

The Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was dispatched to human remains located in the Eva Lake area near Atikokan.

The Office of the Chief Coroner has been engaged and a forensic anthropologist will be attending to examine the remains.

Local driver nabbed

Just after 4 a.m. today, the Rainy River District OPP received a complaint about a motor vehicle in Fort Frances.

Officers located the vehicle on the 900 block of King's Highway.

The driver, a 25-year-old Fort Frances male, was arrested and taken to the OPP detachment for breath tests.

Death being probed

The OPP has been requested to assist the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation Police Service in relation to an occurrence on the Sandy Lake First Nation.

At around 1:45 a.m. on Saturday, the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service responded to a call regarding a male in need of assistance outside a residence on River Road.

Police responded and located a male in the ditch.

Three stunt drivers charged

Three people are facing stunt driving charges after being stopped by the OPP near Marathon on Saturday.

Around 12:30 a.m., the OPP observed a GMC truck speeding on Highway 17 in Lecour Township.

An officer operating radar determined the truck was travelling 145 km/h in the 90 km/h zone.

A 31-year-old male from Stoney Creek, Ont. was charged.