Nov 11, 2010 - CHARGES LAID IN APRIL COLLISION (Jeremie LeBlanc case)

Charges have been filed against a driver involved in an April motor vehicle collision that killed 16-year-old Sherwood Park resident Jeremie LeBlanc.

According to the Edmonton Police Service, LeBlanc died after a vehicle he was driving was struck by two vehicles, which were allegedly street racing, at the intersection of 31 Avenue and 66 Street in Edmonton.

The collision occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. on April 23 when LeBlanc was on his way to visit his sister, who had given birth to a baby at the Grey Nuns hospital in Edmonton.

He was reportedly attempting to make a left-hand turn onto 31 Avenue when the Oldsmobile Alero he was driving was struck by a Mercedes Benz and Lexus IS250.

Emergency crews transported LeBlanc to a hospital for medical treatment, where he died early the next morning from injuries sustained in the collision.

"The driver of the Lexus attempted to swerve away from the Oldsmobile, but was not able to avoid a collision. Moments later, the Mercedes Benz also collided with the Oldsmobile," read an EPS press release shortly after the collision occurred.

Charges are still pending against the driver of the Lexus, who allegedly fled the scene on foot with two passengers.

Edmonton's Jayant Soni, 31, has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, causing death; dangers operation of a motor vehicle by street racing, causing death; and refusal to provide a breath sample, causing death.

Source: Sherwood Park News


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