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(Yvon Theriault/Radio-Canada)

A Thunder Bay man has been charged following an early morning collision Feb. 13 that killed off-duty OPP officer David Dennie.

The 36-year-old Blind River resident's sport utility vehicle crashed with a transport truck driven by Gary Tyska, 61, on Highway 17, east of Blind River.

Tyska was taken to hospital with minor injuries and later released.

OPP now report Tyska has been charged with criminal negligence causing death, careless driving, failing to enter a defect in the daily inspection report and failing to report the defect to the operator.

ABI Trucking of Thunder Bay has also been charged with failing to ensure a daily inspection was conducted properly.

Tyska is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on July 3 in Blind River.

The investigation is continuing, OPP said.