Tanner Soeting Obituary, Death – Police in northern Ontario report that a 39-year-old man from Hamilton, Ontario died as a consequence of an ATV accident on Saturday that involved a drunk driver. This incidence makes seven ATV-related fatalities in the region in less than two months. According to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the victim was one of four passengers in a side-by-side when it flipped on Rain Lake Road near Kearney, Ontario, some 100 kilometers south of North Bay.
OPP police, Parry Sound District EMS, and the Kearney Fire Department all arrived at the site of the single-vehicle collision at 4:40 p.m. A 40-year-old and a 36-year-old from Hamilton, Ontario, didn’t require medical attention, according to a police press release. A 39-year-old man from Hamilton, Ontario, was taken to a hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
The investigation is still ongoing, according to police, and a post-mortem will be scheduled for the deceased. Following the investigation, the 35-year-old driver from Burlington, Ontario, was taken into custody and accused of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and driving. The police have not stated whether the driver suffered injuries as a result of the incident.
The suspect is being held before a bail hearing on Sunday. None of the accusations have been proven in court. Since July 23, seven people have died in ATV incidents in the northeast, three of them were children. The first crash happened east of Parry Sound, involving a mother and her two kids. The mom and her five-year-old daughter died, but her nine-year-old son survived.
Michelle Bader-Shaw, 42, and Heidi Bader-Shaw, 5, perished in an ATV accident in July east of Parry Sound. Low & Low Limited and Skwarchuk Funeral Homes Less than two weeks later, while they were returning from fishing west of Timmins, a pickup truck struck and killed a father and his 12-year-old child. Father and son Alain and Ryder Dion were killed on Monday in northern Ontario when their ATV collided with a pickup truck. An ATV rollover east of Sault Ste. Marie near Auguest caused the third accident, which claimed the life of a 10-year-old Barrie girl. The fourth incident happened earlier this month in the Greater Sudbury village of Hanmer, and included a 34-year-old Sudbury man who fell down a steep slope.