Monday, June 16, 2008

ATV crash kills Timmins man

Ontario provincial police say a Timmins man has died as the result of an accident involving an ATV all terrain vehicle on the weekend.
Police say they are in the midst of completing their investigation into a fatal ATV collision which occurred during the late evening hours of Saturday, June 14 2008, on a remote logging road located off of Dalton Road in the Flag Lake area (approx 25 kms soutwest of Timmins).
OPP Forensic Identification officers working alongside OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators are completing their investigation in an effort to determine the root cause of the collision, which claimed the life of 30-year-old Daniel (Danny) Brazeau of Timmins.
In a news release, the OPP have determined that Brazeau was operating a 1983 Honda three-wheeler when he somehow lost control and left the roadway.
Police says Brazeau’s ATV entered a ditch with approximately six feet of water with the ATV coming to rest on top of him. Next of kin have been notified by the OPP.
The OPP is awaiting the outcome of results of a post mortem to be conducted by the coroner’s office.
Initial investigative findings by the OPP are focused on the failure of the operator to wear a helmet.
Police say early indications also point to the consumption of alcohol as a contributing factor in the crash.

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