A 22-year-old driver is facing charges after a fatal motorcycle crash on E.C. Row Expressway on Tuesday, July 29.
Around 11 p.m., emergency crews were called to the expressway near Jefferson. Police closed the highway in both directions between Lauzon Road and Jefferson as accident resconstructionists investigated the scene.
According to reports, a 66-year-old man from Amherstburg was thrown from his motorcycle during the crash. When emergency medical services (EMS) arrived, a Good Samaritan was performing CPR on the victim. EMS declared the man deceased shortly after arriving.
A preliminary investigation places a Honda motorcycle and Infinity sedan traveling in the westbound lanes. Police believe the sedan struck the motorcycle from behind.
The driver of the Infinity was arrested and is facing charges of criminal negligence and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. According to local news outlets, the driver may have been driving distracted at the time of the accident. Police are also investigating if alcohol played a role in the accident.
Witnesses were interviewed at the scene of the crash, but police are still asking others to come forward with any information they have by calling 519-258-8477.
The expressway was closed for approximately 12 hours following the collision and re-opened around noon on Wednesday.
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