Two Brant county OPP officers are facing criminal charges in connection with a deadly crash in Brantford last October. The province’s special investigations unit says the charges include dangerous driving causing death, and criminal negligence causing death.
Four months after her death, tributes to 18-year-old Ashley Lerno endure at the scene of the crash that killed her. Her obituary calls her the family’s sparkling diamond, and says she will be remembered for her unstoppable sense of humour and her dedication to her mom.
On the evening of October 10th, 2014, Brant OPP officers were holding a ride check at an intersection in Burford. When a pickup truck failed to stop, the officers gave chase. 15 km away, at an intersection in Brantford, Ashley Lerno’s car was broadsided by what police say was a stolen truck in flight from police.
Lerno’s vehicle was rammed into the side of a diner. the evidence is still etched into the bricks.