SUDBURY, Ont. — A woman has been charged with careless driving after a pedestrian-vehicle collision in Parry Sound, Ont., on Friday killed two children and sent their mother to hospital.
In a release Tuesday, Ontario Provincial Police said Kathryn J. Kosowan, 61, of Seguin Township, Ont., is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 26.
Police said Jill Patterson-Smith, 35, of nearby Nobel, was was crossing the street with her children at a pedestrian crosswalk in Parry Sound when they were hit by a truck.
Smith and her children, seven-year-old Kaelen Smith and 21-month-old Ryder Smith, were taken to the West Parry Sound Health Centre, where the youngsters were pronounced dead.
Their mother was injured and is being treated in hospital. Police said she suffered minor injuries.
Const. Zenobie Loach told CTV news that Smith was carrying Ryder in her arms and had Kaelen by the hand when they were hit at the intersection.
Residents in the small northern Ontario community, 160 km south of Sudbury, say they are heartsick about the tragedy.
Mourners have left stuffed animals, flowers, candles, notes and other items at a memorial at the scene of the crash in downtown Parry Sound.