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Fatal crashes claim North Bay, Brampton drivers

12/02/2013 10:27 EST | Updated 02/01/2014 05:59 EST
Provincial police are investigating two deadly weekend crashed on roads in northeastern Ontario.

On Highway 69 Sunday night, just west of Pointe au Baril, a vehicle passed a transport truck, spun out, and collided with an oncoming vehicle.

The driver that passed the transport, 39-year-old Paul Laitila from Brampton, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The people in the oncoming vehicle, a 20-year-old man and 18-year-old woman, both from Pefferlaw, Ont., are reported to be in serious condition.

North Bay crash

On Highway 17 Sunday afternoon, a head-on crash occurred in East Ferris.

OPP said a westbound Honda crossed the center line and collided with an oncoming Pontiac.

Both drivers were taken to hospital.

The driver of the Pontiac, 64-year-old David Houston of North Bay, died of his injuries.

The other driver was airlifted to Toronto with life threatening injuries.

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