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18-year-old charged in fatal October crash near North Bay, Ont., police say

Ontario Provincial Police say two vehicles collided on Highway 17 in East Ferris Township on the afternoon of Oct. 20.
Ontario Provincial Police say two vehicles collided on Highway 17 in East Ferris Township on the afternoon of Oct. 20. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

EAST FERRIS, Ont. – Police have charged an 18-year-old driver after a crash near North Bay, Ont., in October that killed a 74-year-old passenger in another car.

Ontario Provincial Police say two vehicles collided on Highway 17 in East Ferris Township on the afternoon of Oct. 20.

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They say the 74-year-old passenger from Timmins, Ont., was pronounced dead at the scene while three other people were seriously injured.

Kendra Beanish, of Kemptville, Ont., has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and three counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm.

Beanish is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 4.

The charges have not been proven in court.

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