8-year-old succumbs to injuries after ATV collision in Centre Hastings: OPP

The Central Hastings Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has laid criminal charges in relation to a fatal all-terrain vehicle (ATV) collision.

On October 22, 2022, just after 5:30 p.m., officers responded to reports of a single ATV collision at a residential property on Highway 62 in the Municipality of Centre Hastings.   

An 8-year-old passenger was transport by ambulance to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased. 

A 45-year-old from Centre Hastings who was operating the ATV has been charged under the Criminal Code (CC) with:

·      Dangerous operation causing death – section 320.13(3)

·      Operation causing death – section 320.14(3)

·      Operation while impaired, blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) – section 320.12(1)(b)

Central Hasting OPP continues to investigate with assistance from OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS), OPP Technical Collision Investigators (TCI) and Reconstructionist.

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