One man charged after two people died in a pedestrian crash last year

By | May 19, 2020

WINNIPEG — A man from Winnipeg is facing charges after two pedestrians died after being hit by a vehicle last year.

On May 14, 2019, around 12:20 a.m., an East District Community Support unit came across a crash between a vehicle and two pedestrians at the intersection of Panet Road and Regent Avenue West/Nairn Avenue.

Officers started providing treatment to the two pedestrians, an adult man, and an adult woman. They were eventually transported to hospital in critical condition, but were later pronounced dead.

Police said the driver remained at the scene. Officers believe the driver was going westbound on Regent Avenue West and the pedestrians were crossing southbound at Panet Road when they were hit.

The Traffic Division continued to investigate and now a 34-year-old man from Winnipeg has been arrested and charged with two counts of driving carelessly causing death and two counts of speeding causing death.

He was released on an appearance notice. The charges against him have not been tested in court.

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