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Teen missing

The Rainy River District OPP is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing youth.

Sarah Cupp, 15, was last seen on Friday (Sept. 11) leaving Fort Frances High School.

She is described as a First Nation female, 5’10” tall and weighing 150 pounds, with black hair.

She was wearing dark clothing at the time.

Man killed in crash

On Tuesday, the Red Lake/Ear Falls OPP received a report of a single motor-vehicle collision on Joyce Lake Road northeast of Ear Falls.

An investigation revealed the lone male driver was northbound on a remote logging road in his pickup truck when he lost control and entered the west ditch, rolling the vehicle.

He was not wearing his seatbelt at the time.

Kenora man killed

Ignace OPP officers were dispatched to a motor-vehicle collision on Highway 17 yesterday at 9 a.m. about 40 km east of Ignace.

The collision occurred when an eastbound Toyota Rav4 crossed the centre line and collided head-on with a westbound Nissan Pathfinder.

The driver of the Toyota, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was identified as Bimal Adhikari, 48, of Kenora.

Youth charged in fatality

Around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the Kenora OPP received a call regarding a suspicious vehicle leaving Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation (Rat Portage).

The vehicle was located travelling on the north side of the city and police activated their emergency lights.

The suspect vehicle proceeded to Highway 17A and a Suspect Apprehension Pursuit (SAP) ensued.

Man dies in jump off bridge

On Aug. 30 around 7:30 p.m., Kenora OPP received a report that a male had jumped off the Keewatin bridge into Lake of the Woods.

The male immediately was located in the water with life-threatening injuries.

He was taken to the hospital, where he died shortly afterwards as a result of injuries sustained in the fall.

Foul play is not suspected.

Motorist charged

A male driver was charged with impaired driving here yesterday around 12:50 p.m.

During a routine patrol, officers stopped a motor vehicle on the 200 block of Fifth Street East after observing a male driving who was known as being a suspended driver.

As officers were speaking with the driver, it was determined he had been drinking.

Drive safe this weekend

With the long weekend ahead, members of your local OPP detachment are encouraging drivers to stay alert and make wise choices while travelling.

  • Drive safe

Aggressive driving habits such as speeding, following too close, or unsafe passing can lead to tragedy on our highways.