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London man charged with careless driving following fatal crash

An OPP cruiser is seen at the service's Toronto detachment.
An OPP cruiser is seen at the service's Toronto detachment. Nick Westoll / Global News

Provincial police have laid careless driving charges in relation to a fatal single vehicle collision north of London last month.

According to police, emergency services responded to a single-vehicle crash involving a “passenger vehicle” on Highbury Avenue North at Fourteen Mile Road at roughly 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16.

Police say the vehicle had left the roadway and rolled into the ditch.

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A passenger in the car, Keerthana Susheel Tholoor of Kottayam, Kerala, India, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 24-year-old had been in London as a student at Fanshawe College, said a GoFundMe set up by the London Ontario Malayalee Association to raise money for her family.

This week, police announced they have charged a 26-year-old London man with careless driving causing death.

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