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Huron-Kinloss Man Charged in Southgate Fatal Collision

Grey Bruce | by Matt Hermiz  

21-year-old from South Bruce died in single vehicle incident in July.

Grey Bruce OPP have charged a 26-year-old Huron-Kinloss man in relation to a fatal collision this past summer in Southgate.

Provincial Police say the incident happened just before 11 p.m. on July 29 when officers, Grey County paramedics and Dundalk firefighters were called to Southgate Road 26 -- west of Dundalk.

OPP say a pick-up truck was found on its roof in the ditch. A 21-year-old male from South Bruce was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police say a second male was removed from the vehicle by firefighters and taken to hospital with serious injuries, while a third male suffered minor injuries.

Grey Bruce OPP say 26-year-old John Franken of Huron-Kinloss has been charged with numerous offences including dangerous operation causing death, dangerous operation causing bodily harm and operation while impaired by alcohol.

Police say the accused was released on a promise to appear and undertaking, with his next court date later this month.

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