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Fatal crash victim named

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Yesterday around 12:25 p.m., officers from the Thunder Bay OPP, the Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS), and the Kaministiquia Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 11/17 about two km east of Finnmark Road.

An east-bound pickup truck collided with a west-bound tractor-trailer unit.

The male driver of the pickup truck, identified as Jason Calder, 48, of Thunder Bay, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver and passenger of the transport truck were transported to hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

Highway Safety Division officers, OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators, and officers from the Forensic Identification Unit attended the scene to assist with the investigation.

Highway 11/17 was closed to traffic for about five hours, but was re-routed onto Finnmark Road.

The investigation is continuing.

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