OPP ID Fatal Snowmobile Driver – COLE TATE February 12, 2014



(South Stormont) – On February 11th, 2014 at approximately 11:30pm, SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of a collision involving a snowmobile on a trail located near (approx 500m) Shaver Road and Colonial Drive, South Stormont Township.

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.

Cole TATE (22) of South Stormont was arrested and is charged with;

– Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle Causing Death
– Exceed 80 Milligrams Blood Alcohol Content
– Possession of a Controlled Substance (marihuana)

He was held in custody and appeared in Cornwall court this date. He was released to re-appear on March 25th, 2014.

With the assistance of Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI), SD&G OPP officers continue the investigation.

Milena Cardinal

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