A 30-year-old Kingsville man has been charged after a fatal multi-vehicle crash on Highway 3 in April.

Decio Marques has been charged with careless driving related to a collision on April 27 at about 2:30 p.m. on Highway 3, east of Essex County Road 23 in Essex.

Police say a GMC pickup truck was hauling a utility trailer travelling westbound on Highway 3 when it struck the rear of another vehicle setting off a chain reaction resulting in two vehicles being struck head on which were travelling in the oncoming eastbound lanes.

Diana Pepper, 67, of Leamington who was a rear passenger in one of the involved vehicles succumbed to her injuries at the scene.

In addition, six people in total were taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.