Alcohol a factor in fatal collision

Press Release

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – On November 21, 2020 at approximately 11:59p.m. Officers from the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 11/71, in Alberton Township.

A motor vehicle (pickup truck), travelling westbound lost control, rolled over and came to rest in the ditch. The passenger of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene and the driver was transported to the Fort Frances Hospital for medical treatment.

The deceased has been identified as Matthew Parise, age 27 of Rainy River.

Officers conducted an investigation with the assistance of the OPP Traffic Collision Investigation (TCI) unit. Upon speaking with the female driver officers determined she was impaired by alcohol. The female was arrested and an officer attended the Fort Frances Hospital for breath testing.

As a result, a 27-year-old Chapple woman has been charged with; Operation causing death,

Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), and Dangerous operation causing death.

The accused is being held in custody and will appear in Bail court Monday November 23, in Fort Frances.