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Teen charged for fatal October crash in North Bay

Victim was a 74-year-old Timmins man
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A two vehicle collision in East Ferris in October killed a 74-year-old man. (Supplied)

A teenager from Kemptville is now charged after a fatal two-car collision on Highway 17 this fall.

On October 20 at 4:45 p.m., North Bay OPP responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 17 in East Ferris Township.  

See: Highway closed five hours in Highway 17 fatal collision

A 74-year-old, from Timmins, who was a passenger in the eastbound vehicle containing four occupants, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other vehicle was westbound with two occupants.

Three others were seriously injured in the collision. 

The driver of the westbound vehicle, Kendra Beanish,18, from Kemptville, Ontario, is charged with:

  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death 
  • Three counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm  

Beanish has been released on an Appearance Notice to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in North Bay on February 4. 

Highway 17 was closed for approximately five hours while OPP Technical Collision Investigators processed the scene.