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Six killed over long weekend

At least six people were killed on the province’s roads and waterways this long weekend, according to Ontario Provincial Police.

At least six people were killed on the province’s roads and waterways this long weekend, according to Ontario Provincial Police.

“I know of three fatalities on the water and three on the roads,” said OPP Sgt. Dave Woodford.

“We won’t have our final numbers until Tuesday.”

A 74-year-old Toronto woman was killed Saturday when her Volkswagen slammed into a pickup truck on Highway 35 in Fenelon Falls.

Officers responded to serious or fatal crashes on highways near Napanee and Port Hope, as well, Woodford said.

On Sunday evening, divers from an OPP search-and-recovery unit pulled the lifeless bodies of a pair of 18-year-olds from Skeleton Lake, which is about 20 kilometres southwest of Huntsville, after the canoe carrying the teenagers and another man overturned.

Police say the bodies of Joseph Silva and Brodie Williamson, both of St. Catharines, were found close to where their canoe capsized. Neither teenager was wearing a life-jacket.

Police said they weren’t prepared to release details on the third water-related fatality.

 
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