OPP investigates fatal collision

Police briefs

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – On 04 August 2021 at approximately 7:25 pm, members of the Atikokan Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Rainy River District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Atikokan Fire Rescue responded to a single fatal motor vehicle collision on Hwy 622 approximately 3.3 kilometers north of the Atikokan OPP Detachment.

The driver, identified as Larry Wayne Gashinski, age 72 of Atikokan, Ontario died in the collision. He was the lone occupant.

Highway 622 was closed for approximately six hours to enable officers to safely conduct their investigation. The OPP North West Region Technical Crash Investigation and Reconstructionist team are working in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner. A post mortem is schedule for 05 August 2021.


(KENORA, ON) – Members of the Kenora Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attended a motor vehicle collision involving a child who was struck by a motor vehicle.

On July 27, 2021 at 6:12 p.m. the Police were dispatched to a report of a five year old that was hit by a vehicle on Minto Drive. Police responded immediately with Kenora Emergency Medical Services and the youth was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The OPP want to remind everyone that it is the law that anyone under 18 wear a helmet on a bike in Ontario.


(KENORA, ON) – Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with the OPP Forensic Identification Service (FIS), under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), are investigating a suspicious death.

On Friday, July 30, 2021, at approximately 3:00 pm, OPP officers were called to a residence on Mikado Avenue in Kenora where one individual was located deceased. The name of the deceased is not being released at this time. The investigation is continuing in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario.

While circumstances of the death have yet to be determined, members of the OPP are continuing to closely monitor the situation.

There is no known threat to public safety at this time, but the OPP reminds people to be aware of their surroundings at all times and report any suspicious activity to police by dialing 9-1-1.

Anyone with information about this occurrence is requested to contact the OPP, at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or report online through ontariocrimestoppers.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.