News East Algoma OPP investigating fatal collision on Highway 17 SHARE ON: Rosalind Russell, staff Tuesday, Jan. 7th, 2020 Traffic, especially heavy trucks were delayed on Highway 17 yesterday for some 14 hours due to a fatal collision between a transport and a plow. Photo supplied by MTO UPDATE: The OPP say the driver of the plow has died from his injuries. Police say the operator of the plow truck has succumbed to his injuries and is identified as 54-year-old Steven Pollock from North Shore Township. ORIGINAL STORY: Highway 17 was closed between Espanola and Blind River for almost 14 hours yesterday due to a fatal crash. East Algoma OPP Constable Kyle Ney says just before midnight on Sunday, responders attended a vehicle collision on Highway 17 just east of the Town of Spanish. He says the investigation revealed an eastbound tractor-trailer collided with a westbound plow truck. Ney says the operator of the tractor-trailer was confirmed deceased at the scene while the operator of the plow truck was transported to hospital with serious injuries. No name was released pending notification of kin. The highway was fully re-opened at around 4:00 pm yesterday.