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Woman killed in crash


Yesterday around 12:50 p.m., officers from the Thunder Bay OPP were notified of a motor-vehicle collision on Highway 102 between Dog Lake Road and Shirley Road.

The OPP, Thunder Bay Police Service, Thunder Bay Fire Service, and Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded.

Preliminary investigation indicates the driver of an eastbound Ford SUV crossed the centre line and collided with an oncoming commercial motor vehicle.

The driver of the SUV had to be extricated from the vehicle using the “Jaws of Life,” and all six of the occupants were taken to hospital by ambulance.

A passenger of the SUV, Mary Wabasse, 58, from Nibinamik First Nation (Summer Beaver), was pronounced dead at hospital.

The other five occupants did not sustain life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the commercial vehicle did not sustain any injuries.

The highway was closed for about five-and-a-half hours while police conducted the investigation.

The driver of the SUV was charged with driving left of centre.

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