HEARST, ON – On December 27, 2018, at approximately 11:45 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the OPP, as well as the Cochrane District EMS and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry responded to a motorized snow vehicle collision on Shannon Lake in Shannon Township, east of the Town of Hearst, Ontario.

Police investigation revealed that two motorized snow vehicles were involved in a head on collision. 

Gino Couture, 26-years-old, from Hearst, Ontario, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The other male driver was transported to a local hospital via ambulance with serious injuries. 

The investigation is ongoing.

The OPP is reminding snowmobilers to ride with caution.