Truck Driver Charged in Fatal Collision Leaves Mom Dead, Infant Injured


Charges have been brought against a transport truck driver by the Ontario police, following a disastrous collision in a construction zone in Melancthon Township last month. The tragic event resulted in the death of a young mother and inflicted several injuries, including to her infant.

Sukhwinder Sidhu, a 28-year-old from Angus, was charged by Dufferin OPP with dangerous operation leading to death, as well as four instances of dangerous operation causing bodily harm.

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Police records indicate that the accused entered the construction zone on County Road 124, north of Shelburne, on the afternoon of August 22. The truck subsequently crashed into an orderly line of six halted vehicles.

The deceased, Alexandra Paul, a 31-year-old from Barrie, Ont., was confirmed dead at the site of the accident. She had been travelling in the car with her baby who sustained injuries. The baby was swiftly transported to a nearby children’s hospital, fortunately, with non-life-threatening injuries.

Moreover, a 67-year-old man had to be cut free from his car by emergency services and was subsequently airlifted to a trauma center. Both a 45-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man were hurt in the incident which necessitated their transfer to a local hospital. Thankfully, their injuries are also not considered to be life-threatening.

The investigation into the fatal accident is still in progress. Meanwhile, the police have requested that any witnesses or anyone possessing dash cam footage of the crash contact the OPP to aid their ongoing inquiries.