Two of the four people killed in a Sunday night crash south of Wawa were children.
Superior East Ontario Provincial Police have officially identified the victims of the crash: 45-year-old Fatos Metko and his 14-year-old son, Fioralb Metko, both of Calgary, as well as 51-year-old Cynthia Caraoa and her nine-year-old daughter, Anika Caraoa, both of Winnipeg.
Police say Fatos and Fioralb Metko were in the southbound vehicle involved in the collision, and were pronounced dead at the scene, while the other two people in the vehicle were taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Five "familial occupants" were in the northbound vehicle, all taken to hospital with serious injuries, including Cynthia and Anika Caraoa, who both succumbed to their injuries in hospital.
Further details have also been revealed about the cause of the collision: police say preliminary investigation has revealed the southbound vehicle struck a moose, then crossed into the northbound lane, where it collided with the northbound vehicle.
The incident happened around 10:19 Sunday night - about 15 kilometres south of Wawa, in Lendrum Township - closing the highway from Wawa to Sault Ste. Marie for about 15 hours.
A Detective Inspector of the OPP's Criminal Investigation Branch is now heading the investigation, assisted by the OPP's Superior East and Sault Ste. Marie detachment Crime Units and the OPP's Technical Collision Investigation Team, though they're also asking anyone with information about the collision or who may have been in the area at the time to call the OPP or Crime Stoppers.
*This story was updated at 9:40 am to reflect the relationship between the victims*