By Connor Lynch
WOOLWICH — Waterloo Regional Police have charged a 50-year-old Cambridge-area man after the milk truck he was driving collided with a farm tractor, killing its driver.
The collision occurred on Feb. 6 and the milk truck driver was charged on March 27 with dangerous driving causing death and careless driving causing death. Police have not released the name of the man charged.
The collision occurred in Woolwich Township, north of Kitchener. The milk truck driver hit the farm tractor from behind as both vehicles travelled north on Northfield Drive, near Hill St., just east of Elmira, a police report said. According to the Woolwich and Wellesley Township Observer the tractor driver, 46-year-old farmer Daniel M. Martin, was taken to hospital and later pronounced dead.
Police have released few details. The cause and nature of the collision remain unclear. The milk truck driver will appear in court on May 21, police said.
A conviction of dangerous driving causing death can carry a prison sentence of up to 14 years; a careless driving conviction carries a maximum of two years.