Elderly woman charged in July crash that killed off-duty York Regional Police officer

Craig Heatley was riding a motorcycle when he was killed

Grey Bruce OPP have charged an 83-year-old woman in connection with a July motorcycle crash in Chatsworth that claimed the life of off-duty York Regional Police Staff Sergeant Craig Heatley of Bradford West Gwillimbury.

The crash happened on the morning of July 23 and involved a pair of vehicles on Highway 6-10.

Heatley, who was 55-years-old, was driving a motorcycle at the time of the collision. He was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A passenger on the vehicle, later identified as Heatley’s wife, was also taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

York Regional Police Chief Jim MacSween said shortly after Heatley’s death that the loss was devastating and unexpected for all of Craig’s family, friends and platoon mates.

On Friday, Grey Bruce OPP charged a Grey Highlands woman with one count of careless driving causing death and one count of careless driving causing bodily harm.