Snowmobile passenger killed after striking tree

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CORNWALL, Ontario - A snowmobile passenger was killed Tuesday night after being thrown from the machine and striking a tree.

On Tuesday at approximately 11:30 p.m., SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of an accident on a trail located near Shaver Road and Colonial Drive, in South Stormont.

an investigation indicates that the snowmobile, carrying two occupants, was northbound on the trail when the driver lost control rounding a curve causing both occupants to be ejected. The male passenger, Daniel Andre, 21, of South Stormont, struck a tree and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The 22-year-old male driver of South Stormont was arrested and is charged with impaired, and possession of marijuana.

He was held in custody to appear in court.

Geographic location: South Stormont, Ontario, Shaver Road Stormont

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