(NOELVILLE, ON) – On September 9, 2019 at approximately 5:15 p.m., members of the Nipissing West (Noëlville) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the French River Fire Department responded to a single vehicle collision on Highway 64 in Alban, Ontario.

Investigation revealed the eastbound commercial motor vehicle drove off the roadway into a driveway culvert and then struck a hydro pole which caused the back of the vehicle to lift up and land on the roof of a house.

There was nobody inside the house at the time. Both occupants in the commercial vehicle were not injured.

As a result of police investigation, the 24-year-old male driver, from Scarborough, Ontario was charged with Careless Driving, contrary to section 130 of the Highway Traffic Act.

Workers with Hydro One and the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) attended the scene to assist. The highway was fully re-opened at 3 a.m.

The OPP would like to remind motorists not to drive distracted. It could kill you or someone you love. Drive responsibly and respect the lives of everyone on Ontario roads.