Fatal crash: Man charged in crash at Hwy 417-174 junction

Ottawa police have charged a man in connection with a fatal accident on the 417-174 highway over the weekend.

The single-vehicle accident happened around 3 a.m. Saturday on the 174 at the junction of the 417 freeway.

Police said on Tuesday a man had been charged in connection with the crash.

However, they declined to say what he was specifically charged with, saying only that it was a Criminal Code offence. They also did not provide details of the man’s name or age, citing a publication ban.

“To respect the integrity of the ongoing investigation, we will not be providing any further details,” a police spokesperson said in an email.

In a news release, police said they would like to speak to anyone who may have specific information about a red Jaguar SUV or light-colored passenger car traveling eastbound on Highway 417 near the Saint-Laurent exit to junction 174 at the time of the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Collision Unit.

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