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Teen charged in fatal Merivale Road crash

A 19-year-old international student at Carleton University is facing criminal charges in relation to a collision on Merivale Road Monday night that killed two people.

Woman, 49, man, 54, died in collision with another vehicle Monday night

Two people, a 49-year-old woman and a 54-year-old man, died Monday evening after their car was involved in a collision with another car on Merivale Road. (CBC)

A 19-year-old international student at Carleton University is facing criminal charges in relation to a collision on Merivale Road Monday night that killed two people.

Two cars travelling in different directions on Merivale Road approaching Viewmount Drive collided around 11:40 p.m. Monday.

Two occupants of one car — the driver, a 49-year-old woman, and the passenger, a 54-year-old man — were taken to hospital, where they later succumbed to their injuries and were pronounced dead, police said.

The driver of the other vehicle, a 19-year-old man, was checked by paramedics but did not go to hospital.

Sishun Liang has been charged with two counts of criminal negligence causing death, one count of stunt driving and one count of careless driving after a fatal crash Monday. (Stephen Leclerc/Radio-Canada)

On Thursday police charged 19-year-old Sishun Liang, a Carleton University student from China, with two counts of criminal negligence causing death, and one count each of stunt driving and careless driving.

He was released under a number of court-ordered conditions, including that he surrender both his passport and his driver's licence to police and have no contact with four people who are all Crown witnesses.