Bourget OPP Police Press Releases

2 Charged In Death Of 15 Year Old

(BOURGET, ON) – The Russell County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has laid criminal charges against two individuals after a lengthy investigation of a fatal collision.

On August 26, 2023, Russell County OPP, assisted by the OPP Traffic Incident Management Enforcement Team (TIME) responded to a collision, involving a modified golf cart, in Bourget. As a result of the single motor vehicle collision, a 15-year-old passenger was ejected and died from the injuries sustained from the collision.

Following a lengthy investigation by detectives of the Russell County OPP Crime Unit, two individuals were arrested and charged with Criminal Code (CC) offences.

On March 18, 2024, a 17-year-old youth was charged with:

  • Dangerous Operation Causing Death
  • Operation Causing Death  

On March 26, 2024, a 45-year-old from Bourget, Ontario was arrested and charged with:

  • Criminal Negligence Causing Death

The individuals are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in L’Orignal at a later date.

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