Peterborough police have charged an 18-year-old Omemee man with careless driving causing the death of 55-year-old Josie Lemaire on March 15, 2019.
The 18-year-old, who police have not identified, was driving a pickup truck carrying a load of hay when he allegedly went through a red light at the intersection of Lansdowne Street and Roger Neilson Way in Peterborough, t-boning Lemaire’s car.
Lemaire, an account manager for RBC in downtown Peterborough for 33 years, died as a result of the collision. She is survived by her husband and two sons.
In addition to a charge of careless driving causing death, the 18-year-old man has been charged with other violations under the Highway Traffic Act: failing to stop for a red light, operating an unsafe vehicle, defective breaking system, overweight vehicle (violate permit), insecure load, and improper muffler.
The accused man is scheduled to appear in court on October 28, 2019.