Charges have been laid against a Belleville man following a deadly crash that killed two women on Highway 37 in Belleville.

Jennifer Bugg, 31, of Brighton and Andrea Manan, 27, of Frankford, were killed in the crash Dec. 20.

Their vehicle was hit from behind by a transport and pushed into oncoming traffic.

Three other people were hurt.

Provincial police say 45-year-old Allan Cooney has been charged with two counts of dangerous driving causing death and three counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

He appears in court in March.