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Drunk driving charges laid after motorcyclist killed in multi-vehicle crash on Hamilton Road, east of London

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A motorcyclist is dead after a vehicle crossed the median strip on Hamilton road near Putnam Monday night.

According to the OPP, a group of cars was heading west towards London around 6:20 p.m. when a vehicle in the eastbound lane crossed over into the westbound lanes on a curve and hit the side mirror of an oncoming vehicle.

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The eastbound vehicle then came into contact with a motorcycle following behind the westbound vehicle.

The motorcyclist was taken to hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Police have since identified him as Andrew Ferguson, 40, of Woodstock.

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Hamilton Road was closed between Breen Road and Rath Street near Putnam for about 12 hours for the investigation.

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On Tuesday afternoon, police issued an update stating the driver of the eastbound vehicle had been arrested and charged.

Kareem Husseini, 21, of London, faces several charges including dangerous operation, impaired operation, over 80 mg of alcohol, and criminal negligence causing death.

He’s also charged with failing to comply with recognizance.