Fatal Collision Update – Deceased Identified

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – On November 21, 2020 at approximately 11:59p.m. Officers from the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 11/71, in Alberton Township.

A motor vehicle (pickup truck), travelling westbound lost control, rolled over and came to rest in the ditch. The passenger of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene and the driver was transported to the Fort Frances Hospital for medical treatment.

The deceased has been identified as Matthew PARISE, age 27 of Rainy River, ON.

Officers conducted an investigation with the assistance of the OPP Traffic Collision Investigation (TCI) unit. Upon speaking with the female driver officers determined she was impaired by alcohol. The female was arrested and an officer attended the Fort Frances Hospital for breath testing.

As a result Kendra MORRISON, age 27, of Chapple has been charged with;

Operation causing death, contrary to section 320.14(3) of the Criminal Code.

Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.

Dangerous operation causing death, contrary to section 320.13(3) of the Criminal Code.

MORRISON is being held in custody and will appear in Bail court Monday November 23, in Fort Frances.

Highway 11/71 has now re-opened.

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