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.