Edmonton police are asking witnesses who may have information about a fatal hit-and-run collision near 107th Street and 121st Avenue to come forward.

Chris Lane Lindgren of Grande Prairie is facing multiple charges after a BMW crossed a median on 107th Street and struck a taxi carrying four passengers about 2:15 a.m. on Oct. 2.

The taxi’s driver and passengers were taken to hospital, where a 25-year-old Edmonton man died.

Relatives of the man who died are “very devastated” by what happened, Const. Rohitas Chandra said Saturday.

Police have interviewed the people involved in the crash, but have not spoken with any independent witnesses, Chandra said.

“Your involvement could be anything from seeing either one of these vehicles just prior to the collision or during the collision, or even after,” Chandra said.

“As a collision investigator, I’ve seen it time and again whereby people stop by at the collision scene and do everything, check on the injured. After the EMS (emergency medical services) and fire arrive, there’s people who just leave the scene without providing information ... If anyone left the scene and has not contacted police, now would be a good time to do so.”

The BMW’s two occupants — a man and a woman — allegedly fled the scene on foot and were later tracked down by the police canine unit near 97th Street and 122nd Avenue and taken into custody.

Lindgren, 21, is charged with criminal hit-and-run causing death, four counts of criminal hit-and-run causing bodily harm, and possession of stolen property.

Lindgren may face more charges pending toxicology results, police have said.

It was Edmonton’s 22nd traffic fatality of 2013.

Source: Edmonton Journal


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