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Charge Laid In Fatal Collision Involving Motorcycle – Name Of Deceased Released

(SOUTH HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Kitchener resident with Careless Driving Cause Death in connection with a fatal collision that took place in early July.   

On July 3, 2021 at approximately 2:52 p.m. Huron County OPP, Huron County Paramedic Services, South Huron Fire Department and Air Orng responded to the crash scene located on Thames Road East east of Exeter. 

Upon arrival the driver of a motorcycle was transported from the scene to hospital by air ambulance with life-threatening injuries. On July 24, 2021 the motorcycle driver died in hospital as a result of injuries sustained in the collision.

The deceased has been identified as Anthony PAIVA, 58 years of age, from Shakespeare, ON. 

The subsequent investigation has determined the driver of a compact vehicle was travelling westbound on Thames Road East when the driver attempted to pass a pickup truck. During the pass the compact vehicle collided with the pickup truck, lost control and veered into the oncoming lane whereupon it collided with the motorcycle. 

The driver of the compact vehicle, 35-year-old Selemawit HABTE, from Kitchener has been charged with Careless Driving Cause Death. A court appearance has been scheduled for October 5, 2021 at Provincial Offences Court in Goderich. 

West Region OPP Traffic Incident Management & Enforcement (TIME) Team members attended the scene to assist with the collision investigation.

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