An early morning collision involving a Brinks armoured tractor trailer on Hwy 11 south of Ramore spilled millions of dollars worth of toonies and loonies across the highway.
Both occupants of the armoured vehicle were seriously injured and were taken to hospital in life threatening condition.
The original collision led to a series of chain reaction collisions involving two separate tractor trailers and a mini van. One of the tractor trailers was carrying a large shipment of candies, which also added to the “debris field.”
The passenger of the mini van was not injured and the drivers of the other two trucks suffered minor injuries.
Large magnets are being brought onto the scene to help with collecting the coins and officers are standing guard over the scene to keep coin scavengers away.
The OPP expects Hwy 11 will remain closed for a number of hours.
Hwy 101 remains open for east-west traffic.
It is recommended that south bound or cross country traffic use Hwy 655 to Timmins and then continue south to Sudbury on Hwy 144.
The opposite route is recommended for north bound traffic or west bound cross country traffic.