Sgt Luggsworth, OPP, stated that family friend Ms Connie Poirier, 61, has been arrested as the result of an exhaustive investigation and lengthy questioning; details are few at this time but it appears the death was the result of an altercation between the two women that had gotten out of control.
Reaction to the arrest has been muted. A spokesperson for the family said "Chee!! To think that she did that; they were best friends. I'm just glad an arrest has been made. Now things can finally start to settle down."
Sources within the office of the Crown Attorney tell this reporter that Mrs Poirier has been charged with manslaughter in the second degree and fleeing the scene of an accident and is being held without bail.