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Tragic snowmobile deaths occur during radar runs

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The Noelville OPP confirmed to BayToday.ca that two fatalities on the Murdoch River occurred during a radar run on the body of water near Alban Saturday night around 6:30 p.m.

“The investigation is moving forward, we have determined that speed and visibility were contributing factors,” stated OPP Constable Andre Bisson Monday afternoon.

“We can also confirm that a speed measuring device was on site and being used to measure the speeds of snowmobiles.”

OPP say a single snowmobile, being operated by a 42-year-old man, was travelling near some ice fishing huts and hit a 29-year-old woman that was standing near one of the huts.

Both were fatally injured.

A one-year-old child was also injured and taken to the local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The sled operator James Nathan Wright, age 42, and Julie Piotrowski, age 29, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Read more here: www.northernlife.ca/news/policeandCourt/2016/02/08-snowmobile-fatality-alban-sudbury.aspx