Victim in fatal crash identified
a West Nipissing man has been identified as the victim of a fatal Highway 17 crash at Verner. Ontario Provincial Police identified the deceased as Shawn Cote, 32. Police said a westbound vehicle crossed the centre line of the highway and collided head on with an eastbound transport at about 12:30 a.m. that day. the highway was closed for almost eight hours following the crash. No charges will be laid in the incident.