Double fatal collision being investigated

Press Release

(Fort Frances, ON) – In the early morning hours of July 03, 2015 Members of the Treaty Three Police Service Couchiching Detachment were dispatched to an investigation involving two motor vehicles that were submerged in the Frog Creek, in
behind the Heron Landing Golf Course situated at the end of Frog Creek Road on the Couchiching First Nation.
A subsequent Investigation conducted by the Treaty Three Police Service, in cooperation with the Ontario Provincial Police Traffic Investigators, Dive Team and Provincial Liaison Team have revealed that alcohol, speed, and a lack of knowledge of the general area were major attributing factors to this tragedy.
As a result of the investigation, The Treaty Three Police have charged one 18 year old male from the city of Thunder Bay with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Dangerous Driving, Race a Motor Vehicle and Drive with No License.
The accused has been released for a Fort Frances court date set for September 8, 2015.
The bodies of a 23 year old man from the community of White Sands First Nation and a 30 year old man from the Pic Mobert First Nation were recovered in one of the submerged vehicles by the OPP Dive Team.
The Treaty Three Police Service would like to remind the public of the severe dangers of drinking and driving and further encourage all persons choosing to consume alcohol
to plan for a safe ride home.
Should anyone have information on this incident or any other Crime you are encouraged to contact your local Treaty Three Detachment or call Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-(800) 222-8477 (TIPS).