Man charged in deadly ac­ci­dent

Winnipeg Sun - - NEWS - — David Larkins

Nearly a year af­ter an el­derly woman was killed walk­ing across Hen­der­son High­way, Win­nipeg po­lice have an­nounced charges against a 24-year-old man.

The col­li­sion oc­curred around noon on Dec. 18 when the 68-year-old woman crossed from the north side of Hen­der­son in a west­erly di­rec­tion when a Chevro­let Sil­ver­ado made a left, north­bound turn from Kim­berly Ave. and struck the woman.

On Mon­day, po­lice made an ar­rest of the Win­nipeg man and re­leased him on a prom­ise to ap­pear.

Win­nipeg po­lice Const. Tammy Skrabek said the lengthy in­ves­ti­ga­tion was largely due to le­gal pro­to­col and the Crown need­ing to de­ter­mine whether the vic­tim bore any re­spon­si­bil­ity in the col­li­sion.

Skrabek said even af­ter ex­ten­sive ev­i­dence was sent to the

Crown, there was still un­cer­tainty on whether charges should be laid.

“It wasn’t a ques­tion of iden­tity, it was re­ally a ques­tion of the facts and do they com­pile an ac­tual charge, or is this sim­ply an ac­ci­dent?” she said.

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