Impaired Driver Charged in Motorcyclist’s Death

On Monday, July 31, 2017 at approximately 10:39pm, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) as well as Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and Gorham Fire Department responded to a two vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and a truck. The collision occurred at the intersection of Highway 589 and Kam Current Road in Gorham Township.

The driver of a Dodge truck was west bound on Kam Current Road, the driver failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Highway 589 and collided with the driver of a Yamaha motorcycle.

As officers were speaking with the driver of the Dodge truck, it was determined that the driver had been consuming alcohol. The driver was arrested and transported to detachment.

The driver of the motorcycle was transported to hospital by ambulance where he was pronounced deceased. The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Randall NAULT, 31 years of age, from Thunder Bay was arrested and charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

  • Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle Causing Death contrary to section 255(3),
  • Fail or Refuse to Provide a Breath Sample contrary to section 254(5).

He is being held in custody for a video court appearance.

OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) attended the scene and assisted with the investigation.  The investigation is continuing.

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