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Victim identified


On Friday around 10:40 a.m., Thunder Bay OPP, along with Thunder Bay Fire Service and Superior North Emergency Medical Service, responded to a three-vehicle collision on Highway 61 at the Kaministiquia River bridge.

An investigation determined a dark-coloured SUV was travelling southbound on Highway 61, followed by a light-coloured SUV, while a grey mid-size car was travelling northbound.

The dark-coloured SUV impacted with the car at the bridge, then the light-coloured SUV also collided with it.

The female driver of the white SUV, the male driver of the other SUV, and the female passenger of the grey car all were taken to hospital by EMS with serious injuries.

The driver of the car, Rachel Legarde, 45, of Fort William First Nation, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Thunder Bay OPP at 1-807-939-2133 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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