Beaverton woman charged after Canada Day crash kills three in Brock Township

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Published January 16, 2023 at 10:54 am

A woman has been charged after a lengthy investigation into a head-on crash in Brock Township last July that killed three people and injured two others.

Shortly before 11:30 a.m. on Canada Day, two cars collided head-on near Lakeridge Road and Concession #4, about five kilometres north of Uxbridge.

First responders arrived shortly thereafter and pronounced three dead at the scene. Two others suffered serious injuries and were rushed to a Toronto hospital.

Nearly six months later, on January 16, 2023, Durham Regional police announced they had charged a driver in connection to the crash.

Brittany Russell-Rees, 32 of Beaverton, is charged with three counts of careless driving causing death and careless driving causing bodily harm. Russell-Rees was released from custody with conditions.

Police have not shared details about the circumstances of the crash or shared the identities of the victims.

Anyone with information pertinent to the investigation can call D/Cst. Ryce of the Collision Investigation Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2301 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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