Driver charged months after fatal crash north of Kingston

Ontario Provincial Police have laid a careless driving charge after a fatal crash north of Kingston in January 2024. (Teghan Beaudette/CBC - image credit)

A 38-year-old has been charged with careless driving causing death months after a fatal crash north of Kingston, Ont., in January 2024.

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to the crash the morning of Jan. 5, where they said a vehicle collided with a pedestrian who had been walking along the shoulder of Bedford Road just north of Sydenham in South Frontenac Township.

The pedestrian was fatally injured.

In a news release issued Tuesday, police said the driver from South Frontenac Township stayed at the scene and co-operated with the investigation.

Police have not identified the victim. They told CBC it took time for experts to reconstruct the collision and complete their investigation before laying charges.

The accused driver's next court appearance is expected July 8.