London woman killed in car accident, ‘soulmate’ driver accused of reduced driving

A 24-year-old man accused of driving in a fatal crash on Wonderland Road north of Springbank Drive earlier this month claimed the life of a London woman and seriously injured two others.

Police have charged Bevin Henning, 24, of West Lorne with impaired surgery that causes death, as well as impaired surgery that causes death that exceeds the alcohol concentration in the blood. Henning also faces two conditions with impaired surgery that causes bodily harm and impaired surgery that causes bodily harm that exceeds the concentration of alcohol in the blood.

The collision happened shortly after kl. 19 on July 8 in the northbound lanes of Wonderland Road approaching the Guy Lombardo Bridge.

Courtney Ovens, 39, was a passenger and died in the crash. An obituary published online described Henning as Oven’s ‘soulmate.’

Furnaces were remembered as an “animal lover at heart” who took up several rescue cats over the years.

She was described as a “bubbly personality and a pure heart” who cultivated many meaningful friendships over the course of her life and will be missed as a spokesperson for her friends, the obituary said.

A collision on Wonderland Road, north of Springbank Drive, killed one person and seriously injured two others on July 8, 2021 (Sara Jabakhanji / CBC News)

An 18-year-old man and 19-year-old woman also suffered serious injuries, police said.

The defendant is scheduled to appear in court in October.

The investigation into the collision is still ongoing and police are asking anyone with information to call them at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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