One charge approved after investigation into fatal collision on Mariner Way from 2019

Coquitlam

2020-03-19 08:40 PDT

File # 2019-8907

The aftermath of the March 9, 2019, collision.  The wreckage of a black BMW and a black Dodge Charger sit at the intersection of Riverview Crescent and Mariner Way while police vehicles block the road

View a high-resolution image: The aftermath of the March 9, 2019, collision. The wreckage of a black BMW and a black Dodge Charger sit at the intersection of Riverview Crescent and Mariner Way while police vehicles block the road

Almost one year after a collision that killed a 13-year-old Coquitlam girl, a single charge under the Motor Vehicle Act has been laid against one of the drivers involved in the crash.

On March 25, 2019, at about 3:00 p.m., a black, 2012 BMW 328 collided with a black, 2010 Dodge Charger at the intersection of Mariner Way and Riverview Crescent, Coquitlam. After the collision, the BMW spun into a group of pedestrians waiting at the crosswalk, killing the victim and injuring a boy.

It’s the job of the police to do a thorough and impartial investigation, says Corporal Michael McLaughlin with Coquitlam RCMP. This investigation included appeals for witnesses, video review, collecting and reviewing technical data, and a subsequent collision-reconstruction where we shut down the road. Police forwarded the results to the BC Prosecution Service for review, and ultimately this single charge was approved.

The driver of the BMW, a 27-year-old Coquitlam man, is facing the following charge:

No further charges are expected as a result of this investigation.
 

Released by

Cpl. Michael McLaughlin

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