On September 5, 2016, at approximately 7:30 a.m., members of the Wawa Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 approximately 20 kilometres west of Wawa near Catfish Lake.
The driver, a 52-year-old Manitoba male, has been charged with Careless Driving contrary to section 130 of the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario.
The investigation has determined that the vehicle crashed into a rock cut resulting in the death of four passengers. The driver of the motor vehicle was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The investigation is continuing with the assistance of the Ontario Forensic Pathology Services in Toronto and further details will be released as they become available.