Driver fined $2,000 in deaths of Glengarry cyclists

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – A Texas man has been reportedly fined $2,000 in a 2013 crash near Thunder Bay, which took the lives of two Glengarry cyclists.

The guilty verdict came recently in a trial for Jason Maxwell of Austin on a Highway Traffic Act charge of careless driving, according to The Glengarry News.

Maxwell, 66, was charged on Nov. 21, 2013 after Bob Booth, 65, and his wife, Irene, 69, were struck and killed by a pickup truck on the Trans-Canada Highway near Nipigon.

They were riding in a pack of 25 cyclists when the accident happened on July 23, 2013.

According to the paper, the Booths had been long time Glengarry residents after moving from St. Lazare, Quebec in the 1980s.

It should be noted that the careless driving charge is not a criminal offence.

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