Elderly woman killed in car accident on Christmas Eve in Edwardsburgh Township – Kingston | The Canadian News

A 71-year-old woman was killed in a car accident that took place on Christmas Eve in Edwardsburgh Township.

It happened on Highway 2 and Galop Canal Road around 10:30 p.m.

The Grenville County OPP said a truck and a car were involved in a frontal collision.

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“Despite the life-saving measures provided by the Leeds and Grenville emergency services, the 71-year-old Prescott woman was pronounced dead at a local hospital,” the Grenville County OPP says in a press release.

“The other driver was also taken to hospital with minor injuries.”

A portion of Highway 2 was closed while the investigation was underway and was reopened to traffic afterward.

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Police say a 36-year-old man from Edwardsburgh Township was charged with a fatal operation and operating a vehicle while drunk.

The driver’s license was seized and the vehicle was towed.

The defendant will appear in Brockville court on January 7.

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