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Deadly Canada Day Weekend

Posted: 2019-07-05 07:23:08 By: hbr

What the OPP hoped would be a safe, enjoyable Canada Day Long Weekend for everyone, ended up taking a tragic turn on and off the road for some families.

 The OPP responded to 4 fatal collisions in which 5 people lost their lives. Two motorcyclists were among those who died. The deceased, all males, ranged from 26 to 61 years of age.

While the OPP report zero boating deaths, officers did respond to 3 drownings over the weekend. All three victims were males between 25 and 37 years old. The OPP also reported one 1 fatal off-road vehicle incident in which a 21 year-old male died.  

Among the OPP's efforts to keep people safe, the OPP conducted a long weekend Aggressive Driving Campaign, laying more than 8,800 related traffic charges.