In­dige­nous woman hit with trailer hitch dies

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

An In­dige­nous woman who was hit by a trailer hitch ap­par­ently thrown from a pass­ing car in Thun­der Bay in Jan­uary has died, po­lice said on Tues­day. Barbara Kent­ner, 34, un­der­went emer­gency surgery af­ter the in­ci­dent Jan. 29, but never fully re­cov­ered. Kent­ner told po­lice she and her sis­ter were walk­ing in a res­i­den­tial neigh­bour­hood when some­one threw the hitch from a mov­ing car. Her sis­ter, Melissa Kent­ner, said she heard some­one in the ve­hi­cle say: “I got one.” An 18year-old man who was in the car was charged with ag­gra­vated as­sault.

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