Two youths charged in June collision

Photo via OPP

Lanark County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has now charged two young people in connection with a single vehicle collision in Tay Valley Township last month.

According to OPP, the collision happened Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2024, around 7:00 a.m., on Glen Tay Road.

“A high-end sport utility vehicle (SUV) had left the road, struck a hydro pole and rolled over,” OPP explained. No injuries were reported as a result of the collision.

As part of its investigation, OPP learned that a 14-year-old male had allegedly been driving the vehicle.

As a result, a 14-year-old male and a 17-year-old male have now been charged with:

•Theft over $5000 of a vehicle
•Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000

Two other young people, who were allegedly in the vehicle at the time of the collision, were not charged.

Both of the accused have been released and are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth at a later date, OPP said.

Their names cannot be released under the terms of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.


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