Following a lengthy investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police, a Brampton man now faces charges after a teenager was struck and killed by a boat on Conestogo Lake last summer.
The incident occurred on July 26 at the lake in Mapleton Township located north of Kitchener.
After receiving a call, emergency crews pulled Tania Yonan, 13, of Kitchener from the lake after she had been struck by a boat. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation involved Wellington County OPP’s Technical Collision Investigators, Crime Unit and Marine Unit.
Charged with careless operation of a vessel, unsafe operation of a vessel, and failing to ensure the safety of a craft and persons on board is Ayad Warda, 60, of Brampton.
Warda has a court date scheduled for February 12 in Guelph.