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Woman charged with impaired following south-end pedestrian crash

Two of the victims were airlifted to Toronto-area trauma centre, one of whom suffered serious, life-threatening injuries

A Barrie woman has been charged with three counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm following a crash involving pedestrians who were struck in the city's south end last night in front of Sadlon Arena.

Police say two of the pedestrians were airlifted to a Toronto-area trauma centre, one of whom suffered serious, life-threatening injuries. The third pedestrian and the driver of the vehicle were transported to a local hospital.

The injured pedestrians include a 53-year-old Barrie man, a 52-year-old Barrie woman and a 44-year-old man whose hometown was not available.

At approximately 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1, Barrie police responded to the intersection of Bayview Drive and Mapleview Drive East for a serious motor vehicle collision involving multiple pedestrians struck by a vehicle. 

Upon arrival, it was determined that three pedestrians were struck by a vehicle travelling south on Bayview Drive. Police say the vehicle then collided with two other vehicles, whose occupants were uninjured. 

The driver of the vehicle was arrested at the scene

Cassie Korzenko, 32, of Barrie, has been charged with three counts of impaired operation causing bodily harm. She was held pending a bail hearing.

Investigators from the traffic unit are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or who may have dash-cam footage from the area, to contact police at 705-725-7025.

The collision happened as fans were heading into the Barrie Colts game, which started at 7:30 p.m.

Roads were closed in the area while police investigated, but reopened shortly before 11 p.m., Thursday.