Toronto driver charged in August 2021 collision that killed 2 on Hwy. 28 north of Peterborough | The Canadian News

A Toronto resident has been arrested in connection with a fatal collision that claimed the lives of two people north of Peterborough in August 2021.

Peterborough County OPP say that on Aug. 21, two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision along Highway 28 near Big Cedar Lake Road in North Kawartha Township.

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Two people were pronounced dead at the scene and one victim was transported to a Toronto area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The victims were identified as Claudio Benetti, 64, and Janis Benetti, 65, both of the Stoney Creek area of ​​Hamilton.

OPP say that on Feb. 1, they arrested one of the drivers.

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Nicola Pirillo, 32, Toronto, was arrested and charged with two counts each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and operation of a motor vehicle causing death, and one count of possession of drugs.

The accused is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on March 3.

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