Truck driver charged in Chatham-Kent crash that killed mother and son
Two people died in the multi-vehicle crash that shut down Highway 401 in Chatham-Kent on Sunday, July 30, 2017. (@behind_her_lens / Twitter)
A 52-year-old tractor trailer driver has been charged related to a crash in Chatham-Kent that killed an Amherstburg mother and son in July.
Chatham-Kent OPP and EMS responded to the six-vehicle crash on Highway 401 near Dillon Road on July 30 at 4:40 p.m.,
A westbound tractor trailer collided with five vehicles which were stopped on the highway due to a separate motor vehicle collision.
One of the vehicles involved was a Chevrolet Sierra pick-up truck carrying four passengers.
As a result of the crash, two passengers traveling in the pick-up, Lacie Brundritt, 42, and Kyle Brundritt, 14, of Amherstburg, were pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver and another passenger were transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries and have since been released.
Another driver involved in the collision was also transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries and has since been released.
As a result of the investigation, the male driver, Manjit Parmar, 52, of Brampton, has been charged with two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle cause bodily harm.