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Barrie woman has bail hearing put over until Thursday

Cassie Korzenko, 32, has been in custody for nearly three weeks since Dec. 1 crash that injured three pedestrians in south-end Barrie

Tuesday’s bail hearing has been adjourned until Thursday for the Barrie woman charged with seriously injuring three pedestrians outside Sadlon Arena the night of Dec. 1.

Cassie Korzenko, 32, has been charged with three counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm in connection with the incident, which took place near the corner of Bayview and Mapleview drives.

Korzenko appeared in person late Tuesday afternoon at the Barrie courthouse, before returning to Central North Correctional Centre (CNCC) in Penetanguishene.

She has now been in custody for nearly three weeks.

Wearing a two-toned green sweatshirt and handcuffed, Korzenko was in Courtroom 11 for only a few minutes before her bail hearing was adjourned until Dec. 22.

On Dec. 1 at approximately 6:30 p.m., Barrie police were called to the intersection of Mapleview and Bayview for a serious collision involving pedestrians struck by a vehicle. Police say the three people were hit by a vehicle travelling south on Bayview. The vehicle then collided with two other vehicles, whose occupants were uninjured. 

Korzenko was arrested at the scene and taken to local hospital. 

Two of the pedestrians were airlifted to a Toronto-area trauma centre, one of whom suffered serious and potentially life-threatening injuries. The third pedestrian was transported to a local hospital and was also later flown to a Toronto hospital. 

Empower Simcoe, which provides services to people with physical and intellectual disabilities, has confirmed that one of the victims was a worker with the organization and the two others were athletes who have been involved with Special Olympics. 

The victims are a 52-year-old woman who works for Empower Simcoe and two male clients, aged 53 and 44. They were heading to a Barrie Colts game at Sadlon Arena when the crash happened.