Fergus man charged with careless driving causing death

CENTRE WELLINGTON – A Fergus man has been charged with careless driving in a crash here last month that left a Nichol Township man dead.

Emergency crews were called to the scene at Wellington Road 19 at the 6th Line of Centre Wellington on May 1 at about 4:15pm.

Wellington County OPP officials say two motorcycles were travelling east when they collided with a pickup truck also travelling east.

John Bott, 65, of Nichol Township died as a result of the collision and the second motorcycle operator received non-life-threatening injuries and was later released from the hospital.

On June 24 police announced that Albert Giles, 57, of Fergus, was charged with careless driving causing death and careless driving causing bodily harm.

He is to appear in Guelph court on Sept. 2.