Impaired driving counts laid against Salford, Ont. woman in fatal Norwich Twp. crash

FILE PHOTO of an Ontario Provincial Police cruiser. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Lars Hagberg

A 63-year-old Salford, Ont. woman is facing impaired driving charges in connection with a fatal two-vehicle collision over the weekend in Norwich Township that left one person dead, OPP say.

Emergency crews responded to the scene at the intersection of Oxford Road 13 and Norwich Road around 6:35 p.m. Sunday for a report of a crash involving a pickup truck and an SUV.

The driver and lone occupant of the SUV was taken to hospital by air ambulance with life-threatening injuries where they were later pronounced dead.

Police have identified the driver of the SUV as Dianne Hamulecki, 70, of Norwich Township.

The driver of the pickup truck was not injured, however police revealed Wednesday that the 63-year-old woman from Salford, has since been charged with two impaired driving-related offences in the collision.

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The accused faces one count each of operation while impaired causing death and operation while impaired with a blood alcohol concentration over 80, in addition to one count of dangerous operation causing death, police said.

She is scheduled to appear in court in Woodstock at a later date.


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