Father and child killed in crash northeast of St. Thomas

A four-month-old boy and later his father have died as a result of a two-vehicle crash northeast of St. Thomas on Wednesday night, Oct. 7.

The driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash, a 68-year-old Malahide man, has been charged with several dangerous driving and criminal negligence causing death and bodily harm-related offences.

Middlesex County Ontario Provincial Police Constable Liz Melvin said Carstyn Tremblett was in a rear-facing child car seat in the back seat of a silver Dodge sports-utility vehicle driven by his mother Valerie Hurley, 35, of London when the collision happened at the intersection of Ron McNeil Line and Yarmouth Centre Road at about 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Carstyn’s father, John Tremblett, 33, also of London, was sitting beside his son on the passenger side of the back seat of the SUV.

Carstyn was in the back seat behind the driver at the time of the crash. He was taken to a local hospital by ambulance in critical condition and later died.

On the late morning of Friday, Oct. 9, Sergeant David Rektor of the OPP’s Western Region headquarters confirmed that Mr. Tremblett had “died in hospital due to injuries sustained in the collision.”

A Chevy pickup truck driven by a 68-year-old Malahide man was travelling south on Yarmouth Centre Road when he failed to stop at the stop sign at Ron McNeil Line and collided with the Dodge SUV that was eastbound on Ron McNeil Line, Elgin County OPP Const. Troy Carlson said in an earlier media release.

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