Dunville man charged in connection to fatal tractor crash in Wilmot, Ont.

A Waterloo Regional Police Cruiser. Ahmad Fareed Khan / Global News

Waterloo Regional Police say they have charged a 61-year-old man from Dunville, Ont., in connection to a fatal tractor crash that occurred in Wilmot last month.

Police say the incident occurred during rush hour on Sandhills Road on July 16.

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They say a farm tractor was headed south on Sandhills Road near Baden, transporting a just-purchased grain trailer from Listowel to Dunnville, when it collided with the side of the bridge crossing Highway 7-8.

Police say the tractor went over the guardrail, upending the trailer.

The passenger, a 64-year-old man from Fort Erie, was ejected from the tractor, sustaining severe injuries.

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Police say he was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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The driver of the tractor did not sustain any injuries as a result of the crash.

The Dunville man has been charged with dangerous operation causing death.

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