Man charged with criminal negligence in fatal single-vehicle crash

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A man in charge of the maintenance of a vehicle involved in a fatal crash in Simcoe County, Ont., has been charged with criminal negligence causing death.

Provincial police say a commercial vehicle lost control, landed in a ditch and struck a tree at about 11 a.m. on Sept. 22, 2020.

The driver died of injuries he suffered in the crash.

He’s been identified as 53-year-old Denis Garant of Toronto.

Police say that after a lengthy investigation, they found that the vehicle had a mechanical defect.

The 44-year-old Toronto man in charge of maintaining the vehicle was arrested earlier this week, and is due back in court in June.