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Mother of Kaden Young, toddler swept away in Grand River, charged in his death

October 11, 2018 6:04 PM
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The mother of 3-year-old Kaden Young has been charged by Dufferin OPP in connection to her son’s death, nearly eight months after he was swept away in the fast-moving Grand River.

Michelle Hanson, 35, of Amaranth, was charged with impaired driving causing death, dangerous driving causing death and criminal negligence causing death.

“Police will not comment on specific details of the allegations to protect the integrity of ensuing court process,” an OPP news release said.

“The OPP sympathizes with and expresses its heartfelt condolences to the family of Kaden Young on his tragic loss. We also remember and recognize the many community residents and visitors who gave of their time to search for Kaden during the aftermath of this tragic incident.”

During a flood in the early hours on Feb. 21, police reported that Kaden’s mother, who was rescued by emergency responders near Dufferin County Road 109, drove past a road-closure sign marked by orange pylons.


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