Impaired driver arrested after motorcyclist dies in crash

A 45 year old man is dead and a 45 year old woman is in hospital after a motorcycle and car collided in Welland.

Police say it happened on Highway 140 Wednesday evening.

The man was pronounced deceased on scene and the woman was rushed to hospital with critical injuries.

OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says following the crash, the driver fled by foot only to be located and arrested about an hour later.

27 year old, Brooke Eden from Wainfleet is charged with impaired driving causing death, impaired driving causing bodily harm and fail to stop at scene of an accident

She was held for bail hearing in St. Catharines this afternoon.

The highway was shutdown between Ridge Rd. and E. Main St. for several hours but has since been reopened.


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