Ontario Provincial Police laid charges against a 23-year-old man who was allegedly responsible for a July 12 accident that resulted in the death of one person and the hospitalization of two others. Investigators believe that alcohol was a contributing factor in the accidental death of one of the passengers in the vehicle.
The accident occurred on Concession Road 9 in Nation Township around 3 a.m. Police believe that the 23-year-old Alexandria man who was driving the car, which was reported stolen, was impaired at the time of the crash. One of the five passengers in the vehicle, a 24-year-old Casselman man, died at the scene. One man suffered life-threatening injuries, and reports indicated that he was still hospitalized in critical condition as of July 14. One passenger suffered undisclosed injuries that were not life threatening. He was treated and released from a hospital.