(MIDDLESEX, ON) On Friday July 17, 2020 at 9:54 p.m., members of the Middlesex County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Fire, and Middlesex-London EMS responded to a serious two vehicle collision at the intersection of Egremont Dr. and Hickory Dr. located in the Municipality of Adelaide Metcalfe.
The intersection was closed for several hours as members of the OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigation Team (TTCI) assisted with the investigation.
Four people from one vehicle were transported to hospital by EMS, three with minor injuries and one youth with life threatening injuries.
The youth female passenger later died in hospital as a result of injuries sustained in the collision. The deceased has been identified as Nihal TOOR - age 8- of London, ON.
During the investigation Police learned that the driver's ability to operate a motor vehicle had been impaired. The driver was placed under arrest at the scene and transported to the Strathroy OPP detachment for further testing.
As a result of an investigation police have charged Alicia VAN BREE -33 years of age- of Strathroy, ON with:
CC 320.14(1)(b) Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus).
CC 320.14(3) Operation causing death.
The accused has been released from police custody and is scheduled to appear in a London court room on September 10, 2020 to speak to the charges.
The OPP will continue to target impaired and aggressive drivers who put our roadways and communities at risk. If you ever suspect that someone is driving while impaired you are encouraged to contact police immediately.
The OPP can be reached anytime, anywhere within the Province of Ontario at 911 or 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.Anyone with information related to this investigation is being encouraged to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you can remain anonymous.