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A Greenstone woman is dead following a two-vehicle collision involving an SUV and a tractor-trailer unit on Highway 11 about 65 km east of Longlac.

Highway 11 west of Hearst and east of Longlac was closed for a number of hours, with traffic re-routed via Nipigon at Highway 11/17.

Police have determined the SUV was eastbound on Highway 11 when it crossed over into oncoming traffic and struck the driver’s side of the westbound tractor trailer-unit.

The unit subsequently caught fire.

The driver of the SUV, identified as Kimberley Vaughan, 51, of Greenstone, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the tractor-trailer unit was not injured.

The circumstances of the collision remain under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

In related news, Highway 17 between Inglis Road and Beau Jess Road in Kenora was closed in both directions due to a motor-vehicle collision involving two tractor-trailers earlier today.

The OPP is on scene and the clean-up has started.

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