Update on investigation of fatal motorcycle collision on Third Line

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On April 21st, 2017 just after 3:00 p.m. officers with the Traffic Services Division of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service responded to a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Third Line and Allen’s Side Road.

It is alleged that a pick-up truck driven by a 47 year old male from Hilton Beach, St. Joseph Island was travelling Westbound on Third Line and that the driver of that motor vehicle failed to yield to traffic that was Northbound on Allen’s Side Road.  As a result, that vehicle collided with a motorcycle that was travelling Northbound on Allen’s Side Road.

The driver of the motorcycle, 50 year old Robert Michael Coutts of Sault Ste. Marie was transported from the scene with life threatening injuries and later succumbed to those injuries while at the hospital. The driver of the pick-up truck has been charged under section 136 (1) (b) of the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario for failure to yield to traffic on a through highway.