OPP Charge GORDON SARLES After Collision Kills ELIZABETH HARRIS of Smiths Falls DEC 31, 2015

(Town of Carleton Place, ON) – Officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged a Richmond Hill area man following the investigation of a fatal collision on Highway 7, in the Town of Carleton Place at about 8.20am on Wednesday 30th December 2015.

Gordon SARLES (64 years) is charged:

One count:    Failing to Stop for a Red Light (Traffic Signal) contrary to the Highway       Traffic Act.

Elizabeth HARRIS (29 years) of Smiths Falls was driving a Chrysler car north bound from Highway 15 in the intersection with Highway 7 at about 8.20am when her vehicle was struck by an International, Semi Trailer, Commercial truck driven by SARLES. She was pronounced dead at the scene.


  1. To all readers………there is a gofund started for the Harris children, Dakota (8), Leland (6) and Harlow (4). A terrible time for all.

    John MacDonald

  2. This is awful.Kill someone running a red light and no criminal charges laid?No suspension? No jail time?Hmm….must be Canada!if all he was going to get was a “petty charge” then why charge him at all?Take a life and get a slap on the wrist,but drive 130km without injuring anyone and your vehicle could be in pounded,for seven days.Where is the justice?Personally,the charge isn’t worth the paper it is written on.Good thing I wasn’t the cop cause I’d a nailed him with all I could and I’d throw the book at him too!Did anyone check to see if his eyes were on a cell phone?

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