6 charges laid against Oakville man after fatal crash

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Published December 8, 2022 at 7:58 pm

A young man from Oakville is accused of stunt driving and speeding while he was involved in a fatal crash at a rural intersection of Waterloo Region, where the 22-year-old woman driving the other car involved perished.

Waterloo Regional Police did not disclose the name of the accused, who is not scheduled for a court appearance on the charges he faces until Jan. 20. He faces six changes in all, including one count apiece of dangerous driving — causing death; dangerous driving — causing bodily harm; careless driving — causing death; and, careless driving — causing bodily harm.

The crash occurred around 7:35 p.m. on Oct. 15, a Saturday evening, at the intersection of Punkeydoodles Ave. and Oxford County Rd. 5. Waterloo Regional Police say the accused’s black Ford and the victim’s white Nissan collided. The driver of the Nissan was pronounced dead at the scene. Her 16-year-old sister also suffered life-threatening injuries.

The accused also suffered physical injuries that required being taken to hospital.

A report from CTV News Kitchener on Oct. 16 said that residents who live near the intersection have flagged it as a safety hazard for several years. Drivers coming off Hwy. 24 merge on to the curving Punkeydoodles Ave. without the speed limit being reduced, and there are no stop signs at the intersection with the County Rd. 5.

Under Ontario law, travelling at more than 50 km/h above a highway speed limit is the threshold for stunt driving. It drops to 40 km/h or higher where the speed limit is 70 km/h or less.

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