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Four crashes in short span

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Members of the Marathon and Manitouwadge OPP detachments responded to four separate motor-vehicle collisions that occurred on Highway 17 in just over a four-hour period.

Yesterday around 9:25 p.m., officers attended a single motor-vehicle collision near the Prairie River bridge.

The vehicle left the roadway, coming to rest in the ditch, with no injuries to the occupants.

The vehicle was to be removed today when weather conditions allowed.

At 10:22 p.m., officers were alerted to a second single-vehicle collision about three km west of Marathon.

A westbound motor vehicle left the roadway, coming to rest in the ditch, with minimal damage and no injuries to the driver.

The vehicle was removed shortly afterwards.

Then at 11:40 p.m., officers attended a third single-vehicle collision on Peninsula Road near Highway 17.

A vehicle once again left the roadway, coming to rest in the ditch, with minimal damage and no injuries to the occupants.

The vehicle was removed shortly afterwards.

And around 1:40 a.m. today, officers attended a fourth single-vehicle collision on Highway 17 about 40 km west of White River.

The motor vehicle left the roadway, coming to rest in the ditch, with minimal damage and no injuries to the two occupants.

In this incident, the driver, a 35-year-old male of Muskoday, Sask., was charged with two Highway Traffic Act offences.

The vehicle was to be removed when weather conditions allow.

The highway was open at the time of the mishaps but it was not the most favourable driving conditions due to the weather and road conditions.

Anyone needing information on road conditions is asked to call 5-1-1 for updated conditions supplied by the MTO.

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