Mar 20, 2012 - POLICE RECOMMEND CHARGES AGAINST IN THE HIT-AN-RUN KILLING OF KASSANDRA KAULIUS

Police have recommended four criminal charges in connection with the crash that killed 22-year-old Kassandra Kaulius last year.

Kaulius, a Surrey Storm softball pitcher and coach, was driving home from a game on May 3, 2011 when a white panel van allegedly ran a red light at 152nd Street and 64th Avenue and collided with the driver’s side of Kaulius’ red BMW.

Witnesses reported that the van’s 34-year-old female driver fled, but she was arrested a short time later in a nearby wooded area.

Kaulius was pronounced dead at the scene.

Surrey RCMP spokesman Sgt. Drew Grainger said police sent a comprehensive package to Crown counsel at the beginning of March asking that the woman be charged with dangerous driving causing death, impaired driving causing death, operation of a motor vehicle over 0.08 causing death and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

The accused has not been named.

Although it took nearly a year to recommend charges, Grainger said the investigation has moved forward quickly and investigators gathered an “extensive” amount of information.

Grainger said the disclosure package alone contains 2,000 pages, including expert opinions, renderings from a structural engineer and forensic evidence.

“We are very confident in the charges we have recommended,” Grainger said.

Source: Global BC News

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