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Drug-impaired driving charges laid in fatal October head-on crash on Highbury Ave. South

London police were called to a serious crash on Highbury Avenue South near Scotland Drive on Mon., Oct. 7, 2019.
London police were called to a serious crash on Highbury Avenue South near Scotland Drive on Mon., Oct. 7, 2019. Sawyer Bogdan/980 CFPL

A 57-year-old London man is facing several charges, including two related to impaired driving, in connection with a fatal head-on crash in October that left one person dead and two seriously injured, including the accused.

The collision occurred around 12:40 p.m. on Oct. 7, 2019 along Highbury Avenue South near Scotland Drive, and involved an SUV and sedan.

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All three occupants in the two vehicles were seriously injured in the crash, police said, including a 71-year-old male driver and 68-year-old passenger in one vehicle, and the 57-year-old accused in the other.

The female passenger, Penny A. Kay of Sparta, Ont., was pronounced deceased in hospital, police said.

The accused faces four charges including impaired operation of a conveyance causing death, impaired operation of a conveyance causing bodily harm, dangerous operation of a conveyance causing death and dangerous operation of a conveyance causing bodily harm.

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They’re set to appear in court in London on March 18.

The family of a woman killed by a suspected impaired driver says she suffered for more than a month before dying
The family of a woman killed by a suspected impaired driver says she suffered for more than a month before dying