Kingston Police has announced that charges have been laid against two local youth who were involved in the collision on October 21st, leading to the loss of 16 year old Scott Legg. The collision occurred between Acadia and Roosevelt Drive.
“As a result of the investigation, including the use of forensic identification and collision reconstruction officers, it was determined the two vehicles involved were travelling southbound at high speeds on Bayridge Drive when they both lost control and left the roadway between Acadia Drive and Roosevelt Drive,” the statement said.
There were 9 occupants in both vehicles involved in the collision. According to police, four were seriously hurt and Scott Legg was killed. “Some of the passengers were not wearing their seatbelts during the collision and as a result these individuals received more serious injuries,” the statement said.
The individuals, who are 17 years of age reported to the Kingston Police headquarters and were arrested charged and then released in anticipation for their court appearance.
According to the Kingston police, the individuals are facing the following charges:
- Dangerous operation of a conveyance causing death
- Criminal negligence causing death
- Dangerous operation of a conveyance causing bodily harm – 4 counts
- Criminal negligence causing bodily harm – 4 counts
“While charges have been laid the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Dan Silver at 613-549-4660 ext. 6243 or via email at [email protected].”
Additionally, CORE Unit Staff Sergeant Jody Armstrong, is emphasizing that this is an effort involving partners who seek to meet the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan.
“Kingston Police take road safety seriously and have been working with our local Road Safety Advisory Group to ensure we meet the goals of our “Vision Zero Road Safety Plan,” Armstrong said. “These preventable and traumatic motor vehicle collisions affect so many families, friends and members in our community and are happening far too often. We are committed to traffic safety by way of enforcement and ongoing education in various forms.”
The death of Legg caused an outpouring of support for the Legg family. Legg was an up an coming rugby player, played for the Kingston Panthers and an Eastern Ontario Rugby Union rugby team.