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Deadly crash results in calls for TCH twinning

KENORA, Ont. -- A fatal accident on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Kenora has renewed calls for the dangerous str...


KENORA, Ont. — A fatal accident on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Kenora has renewed calls for the dangerous stretch of highway to be twinned.

The accident, involving a passenger car and two semis occurred after the car passed one of the tractor-trailers in a no-passing zone. It then collided with another tractor-trailer. A truck driver and the motorist died as a result.

“Would we like to see it double divided? Without question,” Bob Dolyniuk, general manager of the Manitoba Trucking Association told local media. “That is probably some of the roughest terrain around, barring the Rocky Mountains. Certainly, we would like to see it upgraded, without question.”

The stretch of TCH where the crash occurred is hilly and winding and in many places is only one lane wide in each direction.


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