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Published April 13, 2023

Man charged in 2021 train collision that claimed two lives in Tottenham

There were five occupants in the vehicle
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OPP have charged a 29-year-old Brampton man in connection with a train collision involving a vehicle at a railway crossing in Tottenham on Oct. 14, 2021.

Police say the collision happened on Nolan Road around 11 p.m.

There were five occupants in the vehicle.

One person died at the scene, the others were transported to hospital with serious injuries, and that is where a second individual died of their injuries.

The victims were women, 19 and 24 years of age.

On Thursday, police said the driver was arrested with assistance from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

He has been charged with:

  • Criminal Negligence Causing Death - two counts
  • Criminal Negligence Cause Bodily Harm - two counts
  • Obstruct Justice - two counts
  • Fail to Give Way to Railway Equipment at a Road Crossing, Railway Safety Act

The accused has been held pending a bail hearing before the Ontario Court of Justice.

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