The crash happened around 4:15 a.m. on July 26 on Hwy. 10. near Highpoint Side Rd.
Ontario Provincial Police said a vehicle carrying two youths – a 14-year-old boy and the girl – was travelling northbound when it swerved across the southbound lanes, crashing into a ditch and hitting a pole and a brick post.
The girl, who was the passenger, died at the scene while a boy, who was allegedly driving the stolen minivan, received non-life threatening injuries.
The teen has been held in custody since the crash.
Neither the boy nor the girl can be identified due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act and a publication ban.
Both families were present for his second court appearance on Wednesday.
The boy walked in wearing a maroon jumpsuit, and didn’t look at his family in the front row. His mother, who was wiping away tears, said “I love you,” as he walked out of the room.
He faces three charges including possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, criminal negligence causing death and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death.
His bail hearing has been set for Aug. 19.
Outside the courthouse, the victim’s father said there was nothing he could say to “comprehend what a good child she is.
“The smartest, sweetest thing you could ever, ever lay your eyes on,” he said of his daughter. “She was more than just a daughter to me — she was a best friend.”
A funeral for the 12-year-old girl was held on Tuesday in Brampton.
Source: Owen Sound Sun Times