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Hit and run charges now include causing death

Posted June 23, 2014

An Alliston man remains in custody, scheduled to appear at a bail hearing this morning, facing upgraded charges of impaired driving causing death, following the early Friday morning 'hit and run' death of 41-year-old Geoff Gaston, of Alliston.

On June 20, 2014 at 2:50 am, Mr. Gaston and a female co-worker were part of the New Tecumseth public works road painting traffic lines along Victoria Street between King and Church Streets when a westbound Ford F150 pickup veered into parking spot lanes, striking the two workers. The suspect fled the scene. Witness reports helped police identify the vehicle, and just before 5 am, located the pick-up truck at a Nelson Street W address, along with the driver, who was subsequently arrested, and administered a breathalyzer test. His vehicle, which sustained front end damage, was impounded.

Mr. Gaston was airlifted to St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, where he was pronounced dead a few hours later. The co-worker was taken SMH with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The initial charges filed against Marchello Fracassi, 31, of Alliston were fail to remain and impaired driving causing bodily harm. When the incident turned fatal, those charges were upgraded to Dangerous Driving causing death, and impaired driving causing death, whose maximum sentence carries life imprisonment.

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