OPP Say Fatalities Up On Local Highways

Posted on Monday, April 16, 2018 09:11 AM

The number of people killed on highways across northwestern Ontario is.

A total of 27 people died on area roads years, the most there has been in the past four years.

Sergeant Shelly Garr says a couple of causes for those crashes also saw higher numbers.

"Inattentive related, we had four deaths in 2016 and 6 in 2017.  In seatbelt related we had 2 deaths in 2016 and 6 in 2017."

Garr says the number of deaths caused by motorists going too fast or alcohol or drug related where down, but only slightly.