Feb 05, 2013 - MAN CHARGED WITH IMPAIRED DRIVING AFTER ELDERLY WOMAN KILLED AT EDMONTON CROSSWALK


The driver of a pickup truck faces two charges after an elderly woman was hit and killed in a west Edmonton crosswalk on Monday afternoon.

Police allege the driver’s blood-alcohol level was double the legal limit at the time of the crash, which happened around 3:20 p.m.

Sivakumar Devarajah, 53, was charged Tuesday with impaired driving causing death and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol over .08.

Police say the driver was making a left-hand turn onto 156th Street at 110th Avenue when the pedestrian was struck as she walked in a marked crosswalk.

The victim has been identified as Agnes Morgan, 77, who lived near the scene of the crash.

Morgan’s family declined to speak about her death.

A Salvation Army spokesperson said Morgan was a longtime volunteer for the Salvation Army’s Christmas kettle campaign in Edmonton, and she was also involved with the United Church.

Acting Sgt. David Green said the injured woman’s condition worsened in hospital, and she died Monday evening. Eleven pedestrians were killed on Edmonton streets in 2012. This is the city’s first traffic fatality of 2013.

Source: Edmonton Journal


 

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