Mom charged in death of toddler swept away in Grand River

The mother of a three-year-old boy who was swept away by a fast-moving current after the vehicle they were travelling in went into the Grand River near Orangeville in February, is now facing charges in connection with the collision, including impaired driving causing death.

Three-year-old Kaden Young was with his mother in the early morning hours of Feb. 21 when the minivan she was driving went into the water.

Investigators previously said that the boy slipped from his mother’s arms as they tried to escape from the vehicle and he was swept away.

Police, firefighters, and dozens of volunteers spent months searching for the boy’s body, which was found by a fisherman in the river in April.

At the time, police said heavy rain and fog made for poor driving conditions on the night of the collision.

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