Charge laid in 2018 tour bus crash

PRESCOTT ā€“ The driver of a tour bus that hit a rock cut on Highway 401 near Prescott last summer has been charged.

Grenville County O.P.P. announced today they laid the charge in the June 4, 2018 crash of the Union Tour Express bus carrying tourists from China. Three people died and 34 were injured.

Jia Qi, 31, of Flushing, N.Y. is charged with careless driving under the Highway Traffic Act.

He will appear in a Brockville court on Feb. 28.

O.P.P. Const. Suzanne Runciman says there was a delay in making the information public because they had to get in touch with everyone affected ā€“ many living in China.

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