Driver of truck transporting pigs to Fearmans for processing charged with Careless Driving Causing Death

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July 21st, 2020



On June 19, 2020, the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) responded to a collision on Harvester Road just east of Appleby Line in Burlington where a female had been struck by a transport truck, sustaining fatal injuries.

Pigs being watered - trial

Animal rights protesters would demonstrate and force trucks to stop while they watered the pigs.

A comprehensive investigation has been conducted by the HRPS Collision Reconstruction Unit. This investigation included the interview of several witnesses, analysis of physical evidence, and a technical reconstruction of the collision. In addition, video footage that captured the entirety of the incident was reviewed by investigators.

Pig protester killed

Regan Russell was at the front of the truck where the driver did not see her – she was run over.

Upon conclusion of the investigation, a 28-year-old male from the Municipality of North Perth has been charged with Careless Driving Causing Death under the Highway Traffic Act and will be required to appear in court. There were no grounds to indicate this was an intentional act, or that a criminal offence had been committed.

The Halton Regional Police Service extends its sincerest condolences to the friends and family affected by this tragedy.

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