Charge laid in fatal crash

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A 59-year-old woman of Lagoon Road in South Kent has been charged with careless driving as the result of a car-motorcycle accident which claimed the like of an Erieau man last month.

Clifford ‘Jamie’ Stokes, 49 years of Erieau died Novebember 6 as a result of his injuries in the October 27 accident.

Shortly after 2:30 p.m. that day emergency crews responded to a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Erieau Road and Bisnett Line in Harwich Township. A southbound Chevrolet Impala turned left onto Bisnett Line and in doing so, turned directly into the path of a northbound Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Stokes, the rider of the motorcycle, suffered life-threatening injuries. He was transported to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance and later airlifted to Victoria Hospital in London. The female driver of the Chevrolet was not injured.

The Lagoon road woman faces a court appearance January 20 of next year.

 

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