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Charges laid in pedestrian death

A memorial sits at the corner of Conlin Road and Simcoe Street North where a 19-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed in November. A 18-year-man from King City now faces charges. (Photo By Dave Flaherty/The Oshawa Express)

King City man charged in connection to pedestrian death

Charges have been laid after a 19-year-old student was killed while walking near UOIT last fall.
An 18-year-old man from King City has been charged with careless driving causing death.
On Nov. 14, at approximately 3:30 p.m., the accused was driving southbound on Simcoe Street South when his vehicle hit and mounted a median at Conlin Road and struck the student.
The young man from Mitchell, Ont., located about 20 minutes west of Stratford, was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The incident was a motivating factor behind city council establishing a community safety zone in the area in December.
Durham Region staff are currently working on a number of initiatives to improve safety in the area as well.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call D/Cst. Lee of Durham Regional Police at 905-579-1520 ext. 5231.