Driver charged af­ter crash near Lis­towel

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A 19-year-old woman from Kitch­ener is charged with care­less driv­ing af­ter a head-on crash east of Lis­towel sent three peo­ple to hospi­tal.

Perth County OPP say the fe­male driver was head­ing east in a Chevro­let Cruze on Line 86 Thurs­day when, while at­tempt­ing to pass an­other ve­hi­cle, she col­lided with a Toy­ota Ma­trix trav­el­ling west.

Ini­tially, one per­son had lifethreat­en­ing in­juries, but as of Fri­day po­lice say their con­di­tion had im­proved. A 68-year-old man and 69-year-old woman, both from Welling­ton North, re­main in hospi­tal.

The col­li­sion hap­pened be­tween Perth roads 140 and 131. An OPP of­fi­cer came across the scene while on pa­trol around 2:30 p.m. Perth County paramedics, the Lis­towel fire depart­ment and the west re­gion OPP tech­ni­cal col­li­sion in­ves­ti­ga­tion team also re­sponded.

A sec­tion of Line 86 was closed for sev­eral hours.

The driver is sched­uled to ap­pear in Strat­ford court Sept. 5.

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