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TTC Driver Charged In Fatal Crash

Toronto police are laying charges against the TTC bus driver who was involved in an accident in which a passenger died.

On Wednesday police charged William Ainsworth of Toronto with criminal negligence causing death and possession of cannabis.

Jadranka Petrova was riding near the back of a bus on the afternoon of August 30, when it collided with a flatbed truck on Lawrence Avenue East, at Railside Drive, near the Don Valley Parkway.

The 43-year-old mother was pronounced dead at the scene.

Thirteen other passengers suffered minor injuries in the accident.

Police also revealed at the time that they had found a quantity of marijuana in the 51-year-old bus drivers' belongings.

The TTC has suspended Ainsworth.

Petrova's family is launching a lawsuit against the TTC, as well as the two drivers involved in the crash.

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