Two MV residents seriously injured in fatal head-on collision on Hwy.60

OPP Technical Collision Investigators, (TCI) were called to assist with a motor vehicle collision investigation that resulted in the death of one driver.

On January 20, 2023, at approximately 1:00 p.m., members of the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a two-vehicle collision involving a sport utility vehicle (SUV) and a pickup truck on Highway 60 near Lake of Two Rivers, in Algonquin Provincial Park.

Preliminary investigation has revealed the lone driver of the SUV was proceeding eastbound on Highway 60 and struck the westbound pick-up truck resulting in a head-on collision. The 69-year-old driver of the SUV Patrick LAKANEN of Ottawa was pronounced deceased at the scene. The 44-year-old driver and 15-year-old passenger of the pickup truck from Madawaska Valley Township were taken to hospital by Nipissing and Muskoka Paramedic Services with serious injuries.

A portion of Highway 60 remained closed for approximately twelve hours and has since been reopened to traffic. A post-mortem has been ordered. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Police continue to investigate the collision.

Anyone with information surrounding this collision is asked to contact the Killaloe OPP Detachment at 613-757-2600 or Crime Stoppers.

Yarmel,C.,OPP Killaloe Detachment(2023,Jan.21) FATAL HEAD ON COLLISION ON 60 HIGHWAY IN ALGONQUIN PROVINCIAL PARK [media release]

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