News Fatal snowmobile crash on French River SHARE ON: Rocco Frangione, staff Monday, Apr. 16th, 2018 Photo credit: Supplied One man has died after his snowmobile hit a rock on the frozen French River. Fifty-nine-year-old Ronald, a resident of French River, was snowmobiling with five other people at the time of the fatal crash. Leduc was the lead sled when he hit a rock on the frozen lake and was thrown from his vehicle. The fatal crash took place around 6:00pm Saturday. Investigators looking into the case are from the Parry Sound detachment from the OPP. There will be an autopsy.