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Police lay charges in Dundas and Ancaster road deaths

Hamilton police have charged two area men with dangerous driving in connection to separate traffic fatalities that claimed the lives of three people.

Sgt. Terri-Lynn Collings said a 44-year-old Flamborough man is charged with careless driving following an investigation into the Dec. 2 collision that killed an 87-year-old Dundas woman who was crossing Governor’s Road near Overfield Street.

Kathleen Macleod, better known to friends and neighbours as Kitty, died after being hit by a car at 9:30 a.m. as she was apparently walking from her home at Governor’s Green apartments to visit her brother across the street at St. Joseph’s Villa.

The fatality prompted calls to speed up plans for a two-stage pedestrian crossing there scheduled for 2017.

The driver, whose name was not disclosed by police, has been issued a summons to appear in court on Jan. 17

A 28-year-old Hamilton man faces the same charge in connection to a head-on collision in Ancaster in August that killed two brothers.

Greg and Wayne Savoy, both in their early 50s, were driving west on Jerseyville Road shortly after 11 p.m. on Aug. 3 when their 1966 Plymouth Fury collided with an oncoming 2012 Dodge Charger by the corner of Paddy Green Road.

The four occupants in the other vehicle survived. At the time, police said speed was considered a factor in the crash.

The driver of the Dodge is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 21.

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