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On Saturday at around 10:15 p.m., a 59 year-old male resident of Thorold, was crossing Queen Street South in an eastbound direction just north of Sullivan Avenue when he was struck by a southbound Chevrolet pick up truck. The pedestrian succumbed to his injuries at the scene and the driver of the pick-up truck was not injured.
Charged with Impaired Driving Cause Death, Driving with a Blood Alcohol Concentration in Excess of the Legal Limit and Criminal Negligence Cause Death is 78 year-old Earl J. Williamson. The name of the victim is not being released pending notification of next of kin.
This collision remains under investigation by members of the Collision Reconstruction Unit. Witnesses are asked to call Police at 905 688 4111 ext 5500.
It was 2:57 a.m. yesterday, when the Niagara Regional Police and Thorold Fire Department were called to a house fire on Richmond Street near Cleveland Street in Thorold.
Police arrived within minutes to find the home engulfed in flames and smoke billowing out of the windows. Police and Fire personnel attempted to enter the home and made the discovery of a 39-year-old adult male lying on the floor inside the doorway. He was pronounced dead a short time later by the attending coroner. A dog was also found deceased inside the residence.
An autopsy has been scheduled and the cause of the fire is being investigated by the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal. The identity of the deceased is being withheld at the request of the family of the victim.