Motorist in fatal crash receives fine for careless driving
By Chad Ingram
Published April 3, 2018
A motorist involved in a fatal crash that left two motorcyclists dead in Highlands East last summer has received a fine and had his driver’s licence suspended.
In a Lindsay courtroom on March 22, Jamie Mountney, 38, of Hastings Highlands, plead and was found guilty of careless driving. In sentencing, Mountney received a $1,130 fine, a one-year driver’s licence suspension and a two-year probation.
According to police, the crash occurred along Highway 118 near Trappers Trail and Essonville Line in Highlands East on the evening of Saturday, July 15, 2017.
Mountney’s eastbound vehicle crossed into the westbound lane, striking four of seven motorcyclists who were riding together. Two people, who were a couple from Uxbridge, succumbed to their injuries, while two others were taken to hospital with serious injuries.