French River Man Killed in Snowmobile Collision
Written By: Monday, April 16th 2018

On April 14, 2018, shortly before 6:00 p.m., officers from the West Parry Sound Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motorized snow vehicle collision on the French River in Blair Township, Ontario.

The OPP investigation determined that a group of six snowmobiles were travelling together on the French River.

The lead snowmobile struck a rock and the operator was ejected from the machine.

The driver, Ronald LEDUC a 59-year-old male from French River, was killed in the crash.

A post-mortem has been ordered by the attending Coroner.

Ice safety and weight-bearing properties of ice can be affected by many factors, including: thickness, water currents, age of the ice, pressure cracks, snow cover and weather changes.

Ice conditions can change dramatically from lake-to-lake and from bay-to-bay.