Woman, 76, charged with negligence in London, Ont. crash that left eight-year-old girl dead
A memorial sits on Riverside Drive near Wonderland Road for victims in London, Ont., on Wednesday, Dec. 1st, 2021, following a fatal collision involving pedestrians Tuesday night. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nicole Osborne
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, January 28, 2022 3:19PM EST
LONDON, Ont. - A 76-year-old woman is facing criminal charges after a crash that left an eight-year-old girl dead and sent several other people to hospital in London, Ont., late last year.
Local police have charged Petronella McNorgan with one count of criminal negligence causing death and seven of criminal negligence causing bodily harm.
Police have said that a vehicle mounted a curb on the evening of Nov. 30 and crashed into 10 pedestrians, some of whom were members of the Girl Guides of Canada.
Those hit ranged in age from six to 40.
James and Kathy Stemp identified the eight-year-old who died as their daughter Alexandra, “a vivacious little girl with a terrific sense of humour.”
McNorgan is due in court in April to face the charges.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 28, 2022.