On Saturday at approximately 1:19 p.m., officers of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Rainy River District Emergency Medical Services and Emo Fire Department responded to a serious single motor vehicle collision on Barnhart Road, located approximately nine kilometres north of Emo.
The driver, Jessica Sunshine Johnson, age 17 years of Emo, died as a result of the collision.
The vehicle she was operating had been southbound on Barnhart Road when it left the roadway, entered the ditch resulting in the vehicle rolling over.
Local detachment officers, OPP Northwest Region Highway Safety Division, OPP Technical Traffic Crash Investigators and Scenes of Crime Officers are continuing their investigation.
A post mortem examination was conducted at the Lake of the Woods District hospital yesterday.