Ontario Provincial Police have arrested an automotive technician in connection with a deadly crash near Peterborough, Ont. in August.
Police say the Dodge pick-up truck involved in a fatal accident on Aug. 3, 2012 did not meet safety standards but had received a Safety Standard Certificate a month earlier.
The technician, Joseph Ramono, 47, of Scarborough, Ont., is charged with criminal negligence causing death.
The driver of the pickup truck, Joseph William Towns, 21, of Lakefield, Ont., was also arrested and charged with dangerous driving causing death, criminal negligence causing death, and two counts of uttering forged documents.
According to OPP, the driver of a pick up lost control of his truck on a county road. The vehicle crossed over the centre line of the road and collided head-on with a car driven by 27-year-old Abigail MacNaughton of Peterborough, Ont.
MacNaughton was airlifted to hospital, where she later died.
After a three-month investigation, officers from the Peterborough detachment of the OPP and enforcement officers from the Ministry of Transport executed warrants at Pro Street Auto Sales in Scarborough, and conducted a mechanical inspection of the Dodge pick-up after the collision. The inspection, OPP say, revealed that it did not meet the safety standards that would allow it to be operated on Ontario roads but had received a Safety Standard Certificate on July 4, 2012.