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.
Investigation determined that the vehicle crashed into a rock cut resulting in the death of four people. With the assistance of the Ontario Forensic Pathology Services in Toronto, all four victims have now been identified as follows:
– Gerardo LAGOS (59) of Winnipeg, Manitoba,
– Ricardo LAGOS-HOULE (14) of Oshawa, Ontario,
– Rafael RAMIREZ (53) of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and
– Santiago SALINAS (60) of Winnipeg, Manitoba.