(TECUMSEH, ON) The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has identified two people killed in a motorcycle collision Sunday, August 13, 2017, in Tecumseh, Ontario.

Larry and Patricia BEST, both age 66 of Windsor, Ontario died when their Yamaha motorcycle travelling southbound on County Road 19 was struck by a Chevrolet van travelling eastbound on County Road 46 at approximately 4:30 p.m.

The driver and lone occupant of the Chevrolet, 54-year-old Gerald DECOSTE, of Essex, Ontario was arrested at the scene and has been charged with the following offences under the Criminal Code of Canada.

  • Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle Causing Death X2
  • Driver Motor Vehicle In Excess of 80 Milligrams of Alcohol Causing Death X2

The intersection above was closed for several hours as the OPP’s Technical Collision Investigators (TCI) completed their investigation.