A 23-year-old man charged in connection with the hit-and-run death of a woman on St. Patrick's Day in Constance Bay, Ont., has been released on bail.

Jeremy Rees was granted bail Friday after he posted a $5,000 bond and a surety posted an additional $25,000 bond. 


Jeremy Rees was released on bail Friday after posting a $30,000 bond. CBC

Rees is charged with impaired driving causing death, criminal negligence causing death and failing to remain at the scene of an accident in the death of Erin Vance.

Vance, a 26-year-old mother of twin boys, was struck at about 2:30 a.m. while walking along Bayview Drive in Constance Bay, Ont., about 30 km west of Ottawa, with her boyfriend and four other people.

A fire service engineer heard the crash and attempted to revive her, but could not. 


Members of the local horse community gathered to remember Erin Vance during a memorial event at Quarry Park Equestrian Centre. (CBC)

A friend and uncle of the victim told CBC News both the accused and Vance were sitting at the same table at a nearby bar called The Point, where they were partying for St. Patrick's Day.

Rees turned himself in a day later.

Under the conditions of his bail, Rees cannot consume, purchase or be in possession of alcohol, is banned from The Point bar.

He is banned from being behind the wheel of any vehicle, save for operating farm machinery for his job with his employer's permission.

He is also prohibited from communicating with Vance's family and another family, as well as nine other people.

His next court appearance was scheduled for April 19.