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A Hamilton woman has been charged with murder in connection with a fatal car crash on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Niagara late last month.

Police say the 51-year-old driver was heading towards Fort Erie when the car she was driving hit a guard rail at QEW and Mc Leod Rd. in Niagara Falls, Ont.

Two men were also travelling in the Buick Allure and both were ejected from the vehicle as a result of the accident. Gordon Hall, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other occupant, also 33 years old, sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries. He has now been released from hospital.

The woman, who appeared in court today, is being held in remand until a Feb. 20 bail hearing at a St. Catharine's, Ont. court. She is facing a total of four charges: second degree murder, attempted murder , criminal negligence causing death and criminal negligence causing bodily harm.

Sgt. Dave Woodford, spokesperson for the OPP, says the case is currently under investigation. He would not reveal what led to the murder and attempt murder charges.