Women charged in June crash


A 32-year-old Chatham woman is facing a charge of careless driving causing death and two of careless driving causing bodily harm in connection with a collision near Ridgetown on June 17.

According to Chatham-Kent police, two cars were involved in the crash on Victoria Road near Gosnell Line that claimed the life of 60-year-old Barbara Bondy of Chatham.

Bondy, the driver of the second vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. A 60-year passenger in her vehicle was seriously injured and transported to London for treatment via air ambulance.

The woman who is charged was also carrying a 13-year-old passenger in her vehicle. Both she and the teen incurred non-life-threatening injuries and were treated at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.

The woman who is charged is scheduled to appear in court in Chatham Jan. 30, 2024.


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