Charges pending after man killed in snowmobile crash
Cornwall man faces impaired driving charges after passenger killed in snowmobile crash
One man is dead and another is facing impaired driving charges after a high-speed snowmobile crash southeast of Ottawa early Sunday morning.
Alex Miller, 21, was a passenger on a sled that struck a pole around 4:30 a.m. near Bainsville, according to Ontario Provincial Police. He was killed.
The driver of the snowmobile, a 27-year-old Cornwall man, faces charges of impaired driving causing death and driving while disqualified. He is scheduled to appear at a bail hearing Monday morning.
It's the second alcohol-related snowmobile crash in three weeks, according to OPP.
Daniel Andre, 21 of South Stormont died when he struck a tree on February 11. A 22-year-old South Stormont man was charged with impaired driving causing death and possession of a controlled substance.
“Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs results in dire consequences,” OPP Inspector Paul Bedard said in a news release. “Driving a snowmobile or any other vehicle under the influence is completely irresponsible. Don’t be that driver. Your family and friends appreciate it.”