Second highway fatality near Manitoulin in two days, 18-year-old killed
SUDBURY -- Tragic news in the Manitoulin Island area after police reported a second fatality over the weekend on Highway 6.
Emergency crews were called to a single-vehicle crash on Highway 6 in Assiginack Township, on the east part of the island, around 1:50 a.m. on Sunday.
"A pickup truck travelling southbound left the roadway which resulted in a rollover," Ontario Provincial Police said. "The driver of the vehicle, Aiden Joncas, 18 years old from Whitefish Lake First Nation, was pronounced deceased at the scene."
An investigation into the crash is continuing.
This after a pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run crash on Highway 6 north of the bridge in Espanola just before 1 a.m. on Saturday.
The Manitoulin Island detachment received a call about someone walking on the road and when officers arrived, they located a body on the south lane of the highway.
Anyone with information is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.
OPP corrected the name of the community Aiden Joncas was from, Whitefish Lake First Nation, not Whitefish River First Nation.