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Driver faces charges after deadly crash

Authorities in Ontario have charged a 26-year-old man with impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death in connection to a fatal accident on June 21. The man is also facing charges of driving over the legal limit and impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm. The incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. on Norfolk County Highway 19 near Tillsonburg.

Sources say that the deceased victim is a 54-year-old Bayham woman, and an 18-year-old female passenger of her vehicle was also injured in the crash, although her condition is not thought to be life threatening. The 26-year-old man reportedly suffered minor injuries in the crash. He will be scheduled to appear in court in Simcoe later.

Preliminary reports indicate that the deceased woman was driving a van southbound when she was hit by a northbound pickup truck south of Tillsonburg. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

If a negligent driver is found to have caused an accident that led to the death or serious injury of another, he or she may be held accountable for their actions and made to provide the victims with restitution. Financial compensation may not be able to remedy the full extent of the losses that have been incurred, but it might help to alleviate some of the emotional and financial burdens borne by crash victims and their families.

After the loss of a loved one in an auto accident, surviving family members are often forced to contend with various expenses related to the crash, such as funeral costs and lost income. Securing legal representation and filing a wrongful death claim may help them to protect their financial security and well-being.

Source: The London Free Press, “Tillsonburg man charged in fatal Middleton crash,” June 23, 2014

Source: AM980, “Bayham Woman Killed in Crash, Impaired Driving Charges Laid,” June 23, 2014