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Man charged with impaired, dangerous driving following fatal crash near Port Hope: OPP

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OPP say a Hamilton Township woman died following a crash north of Port Hope on the night of Aug. 4, 2021 – Aug 5, 2021

A man has been charged with impaired driving and other charges following a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a passenger in early August just north of Port Hope, Ont.

On Aug. 4 just before 11 p.m., emergency crews responded to a crash involving a pickup truck along Sylvan Glen Road, about five kilometres north of Port Hope.

Read more: Hamilton Township woman dies following crash north of Port Hope: Northumberland OPP

Northumberland OPP say the vehicle left the roadway and struck a ditch.

A passenger in the vehicle — Serena Shaw, 23, of Hamilton Township, was pronounced deceased at the scene, OPP said.

On Monday, OPP issued a statement saying the driver of the pickup has been charged.

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Jason Bickle, 39, of Port Hope, was arrested and charged with operation while impaired — operation causing death, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

He will appear in court in Cobourg on Nov. 3.

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