The Lambton OPP have laid a charge of first degree murder against 50 year old Sukhchain Singh Brar of Brampton in relation to a fatal transport truck fire on Hwy. 402 in Plympton-Wyoming, east of Sarnia.
According to police, a body of 37-year-old Gurpreet Kaur Brar of Brampton was discovered in a Freightliner cab fully engulfed in flames near the Camlachie Rd. overpass around 3:15 am January 31. The driver was able to get out safely but a passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The body was sent to the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Services in Toronto for further examination.
Members of the Lambton County OPP under the direction of Detective Inspector Heidi Stewart of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) continued to investigate the circumstances pertaining to the fire and subsequent death.
Sukhchain Singh Brar will appear in Sarnia court on Thursday, February 4 to answer to the charge.