ATIKOKAN – On October 8, 2016 at approximately 3:30pm CST officers from the Atikokan Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a single motor vehicle collision involving a pick-up truck.
The vehicle was travelling eastbound on Little Falls Road in Atikokan and drove through a low concrete barrier, went airborne, and landed in the Atikokan River at Little Falls.
Police and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) attended the scene. It was determined there were four vehicle occupants, and three were subsequently pronounced dead at hospital.
The deceased have been identified as: 32-year-old Danielle BROWN from Lac La Croix First Nation, 30-year-old Charlotte MENSON from Atikokan, and 27-year-old Henry BUTTS from Atikokan. As well, a 29-year-old male identified as Tyler HUNTER from Rainy River, was airlifted to Thunder Bay with unknown injuries
Atikokan OPP officers and an OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigator are currently on scene and the circumstances of the collision are being investigated. Further information will be released once obtained.