On Saturday September 16th, 2023, at 4:40 p.m., Almaguin Highlands OPP, Parry Sound District Emergency Medical Service (EMS), and the Kearney Fire Department responded to a single motor vehicle collision involving a Side-By-Side with other occupants on Rain Lake Road.
A 40-year-old and 36-year-old from Hamilton, Ontario, did not require medical attention.
A 39-year-old person from Hamilton, Ontario, was airlifted to a hospital where they succumbed to their injuries. A postmortem will be scheduled later.
Further to the investigation, the driver, Julian Desrochers, 35-years-old from Burlington, Ontario was arrested and charged with:
· Operation causing death
· Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
The accused is being held for a bail hearing on September 17th, 2023, at the Ontario Court of Justice.
Members of the OPP Traffic Incident Management Enforcement Team (TIME) and OPP Snow machine, All-terrain Vehicle, and Vessel Enforcement (SAVE) are assisting with the investigation.