Tyler Boily, 27, charged in Hwy 61 fatal crash

A 27-year-old Thunder Bay resident faces several charges in the wake of a March 22 car accident that killed Daniel Brooks and Michelle Parker.

Funeral was held today for Daniel Brooks and Michelle Parker, both 28

A 27-year-old Thunder Bay resident faces several charges in the wake of a March 22 car accident that killed Daniel Brooks and Michelle Parker.

The OPP say Tyler Boily was driving a pickup truck south on Highway 61 when he struck the guard rails on the southbound side of the highway. The truck then veered across the highway and collided with a northbound compact car, driven by Brooks. Parker was a passenger in the vehicle.

Brooks, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene. Parker, also 28, was transported to hospital by ambulance, where she succumbed to her injuries. Both were from Thunder Bay.

Police have now charged Boily with one count of impaired driving causing death, one count of dangerous driving causing death and one count of criminal negligence causing death. Boily was arrested on Friday and taken into custody pending a bail hearing over the weekend or early next week.

Thunder Bay OPP said they continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision with the assistance of the North West Region Crime Unit, Forensic Identification Services, Technical Traffic Collision Investigators and members of the public who have come forward with information.

Police said in a press release Friday that people who operate "a motor vehicle while under the influence of any intoxicating substance can have tragic results."  

An OPP spokesperson told CBC News they are still investigating what caused Boily's alleged impairment.

A funeral for Brooks and Parker was held at the Harbourview Funeral Centre in Thunder Bay on Friday.

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