In­dige­nous woman hit with trailer hitch dies

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

THUN­DER BAY, Ont. — Po­lice say an In­dige­nous woman who was hit by a trailer hitch thrown from a pass­ing car in Thun­der Bay, Ont., in Jan­uary has died. Bar­bara Kent­ner, 34, re­quired emer­gency surgery af­ter the Jan. 29 in­ci­dent but never fully re­cov­ered.

Kent­ner told po­lice she and her sis­ter were walk­ing in a res­i­den­tial neigh­bour­hood that night when some­one threw a trailer hitch from a mov­ing car.

Her sis­ter, Melissa Kent­ner, says she heard some­one in the car say, “I got one.” An 18-year-old man who was in the car has been charged with ag­gra­vated as­sault.

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