Story here. West Nipissing is where I live.
To summarize, a vehicle with two men in it was stopped as part of a RIDE check by the Ontario Provincial Police. Drugs were found, and while the passenger was being arrested, the driver fled the scene, headed west down Highway 17–part of the Trans-Canada Highway–towards Sturgeon Falls (the main town in the larger municipality of West Nipissing.)
The OPP notified the West Nipissing Police, who put down a spike belt. The driver hit the spike belt but kept going, until he hit an eastbound car. Both drivers are now dead, and the Special Investigations Unit is investigating.
I’m not sure which party here should take most of the blame. Highway 17 between North Bay and Sturgeon Falls is a fairly busy stretch of highway and is for the most part flat and straight. So I’m not sure that the police putting down a spike belt without closing the highway was particularly well thought out. OTOH, running away from the cops like that isn’t very smart either.