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Man charged with drunk driving in fatal Cambridge crash

Man charged with drunk driving in fatal Cambridge crash
Man charged with drunk driving in fatal Cambridge crash

Waterloo Regional Police have charged a 21-year-old Welland man with driving under the influence in connection with a May 12 crash in Cambridge that left two people dead.

According to police, the 21-year-old man was driving a Hyundai north on Hespeler Road when it collided with the side of a Toyota that was traveling south on Hespeler near Sheldon Drive. The Toyota overturned. The driver, 51-year-old Randy Turenne, was pronounced dead at the scene.

In June, Turenne’s widow, Kim Turenne, told CTV News about her search for her late husband’s wedding ring, which is believed to have been lost in the crash. https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/searching-for-randy-s-ring-family-looks-for-wedding-band-lost-in-fatal-cambridge-crash-1.5938810

The Hyundai’s passenger, a 30-year-old man from Pickering, was also killed. The 21-year-old driver was taken to an out-of-area hospital with serious injuries.

On Friday, police announced that he has been charged with 14 offences related to the Criminal Code and the Road Traffic Act, including:

  • Two charges of dangerous driving resulting in death
  • Two counts of impaired performance resulting in death
  • Reduced effectiveness – Blood alcohol level above 80 mg

He is due to appear in court later this month.