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

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.

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.

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