Driver Arrested and Charged after Pedestrian Death


(ESPANOLA, ON) – Members from the Manitoulin Detachment Crime Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), under the direction of the OPP’s Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), have made an arrest in connection with the death of 18 year-old Sky SAGASSIGE from Sables-Spanish River Township.

On June 12, 2021 at approximately 12:49 a.m., officers from the Manitoulin Detachment of the OPP responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle on Highway 6 in Espanola.

As a result of the investigation, OPP officers attended Hamilton, Ontario on October 26, 2021, where they arrested and charged 35-year-old Michael STOLAR with Fail to Stop at Accident Resulting in Death, contrary to section 320.16(3) of the Criminal Code.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court Justice in Espanola on December 6, 2021.


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