Criminal charges laid after July fatal rollover in Southgate Township

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The OPP have laid a number of criminal charges against a Huron-Kinloss man following a fatal single-vehicle rollover this past summer in Southgate Township.

The pickup truck crash on July 29 along Southgate Road 26 claimed the life of a 21-year-old South Bruce man.

A second man was removed from the vehicle by the Dundalk fire department and rushed to hospital with serious injuries. A third man was also taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Following a lengthy investigation, Grey Bruce OPP arrested 26-year-old John Franken of Huron-Kinloss.┬áHe’s been charged with dangerous operation causing death, dangerous operation causing bodily harm, operation while impaired, operation causing death, operation causing bodily harm, and public mischief.

The accused was released on a promise to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on December 19.