MARATHON – A serious motor vehicle accident on Sunday resulted in four deaths and two people being injured. On October 7th, 2012 at approximately 10:24PMEDT members of the Marathon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of the Anishinibek Police Service responded to a serious motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles that resulted in four people being killed. Two people also sustained injuries.
The collision was located on Highway 627 approximately eight kilometres south of Highway 17.
Of those who were injured, one female passenger was been transported by air ambulance to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre with serious life threatening injuries. A male passenger was transported to Marathon Hospital where he was treated for his injuries and later released.
A significant number of emergency personnel responded to the collision including Marathon paramedics, Marathon Fire Department, and Pic River First Nation first responders.
The OPP continue to investigate the collision with assistance of OPP North West Region Technical Traffic Collision Investigation Unit, OPP Forensic Identification Unit and Provincial Liaison Team (PLT).
The names of deceased will be released pending notification of next of kin.