Kitchener man facing additional charges in connection with fatal crash

After further investigation and based on information from the Ontario Center of Forensic Sciences, Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have brought further charges against a driver who was involved in a fatal collision near Elora in August 2021.

In addition to the original charges, Ricardo Francisco CRUZ ABREGO, 24 years old from Kitchener, was charged with surgery (while affected by alcohol and / or drugs) that resulted in death and two charges of surgery (while affected by alcohol and / or drugs) or drug) cause bodily harm contrary to the criminal code. A 90-day administrative driver’s license withdrawal (ADLS) was legally initiated. The defendant is due to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice – Guelph on October 10, 2021 to answer the charges.

August 2021, Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a collision in which a coupe collided with a sport utility vehicle (SUV) on 21 Wellington Road in Pilkington. In the collision, a co-driver of the coupé was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and two other occupants suffered life-threatening injuries.


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