Fatal snowmobile crash near Ranger Lake under investigation

The Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a fatal collision involving a snowmobile and a pickup truck near Ranger Lake on Sunday evening.

A news release issued today by the OPP states that the victim, a 40-year-old from Sault Ste. Marie, was pronounced deceased at the scene.about:blank

Full text of the OPP news release follows:

On Jan. 24, 2021 at approximately 5:30 p.m., the Sault Ste Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a snowmobile collision on Highway 556 near Ranger Lake in Snow Township.

A collision between a pickup truck and snowmobile occurred.  The 40-year-old snowmobile operator from Sault Ste Marie was pronounced deceased at the scene. The investigation is ongoing under the direction of the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS) and a post mortem examination will take place. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

The OPP’s Traffic Incident Management Enforcement (TIME) team and Technical Collision Investigator (TCI) are continuing to investigate. Searchmont Fire Department and Sault Ste Marie Ambulance Service attended the scene to assist.

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