(RENFREW, ON) – The Renfrew Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is continuing to investigate a single-vehicle crash on Calabogie Road that has now claimed the life of two young men. Two other males involved in the collision were involved in the collision. All of the males were 18 years of age.
A motorist called 9-1-1 shortly after midnight on Friday, October 27, 2017, when they discovered the single vehicle collision on Calabogie Road approx. 2 km south of the Village of Burnstown. Police, paramedics and firefighters from McNab Braeside Township responded to the scene. The collision involved a 2006 car. Several of the occupants had been ejected. One male was pronounced dead at the scene. One male was transported to the hospital by Ornge Air Ambulance, and two males were transported by paramedics to the hospital.
Brandon Thomas HANNIMAN of Admaston Bromley Township died at the scene. Alexander (Alex) PAQUETTE of Renfrew succumbed to his injuries in hospital.
The investigation has revealed the vehicle was travelling northbound towards Burnstown when it left the roadway and struck a rock cut. Hanniman was driving the vehicle at the time. Three occupants were ejected from the vehicle. Police believe alcohol contributed to the crash.
Two OPP Technical Collision Investigators (TCI) are assisting with this investigation, which is being led by the Ontario Coroner’s Office. Officers continue to reach out to anyone who may have information on this investigation including anyone who may have seen or spoken to the males earlier in the evening. Please call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.