Man charged in Nanaimo crash that killed 74-year-old woman

Man charged in Nanaimo crash that killed 74-year-old woman

A man has been arrested and charged in relation to a fatal crash that took place more than a year ago in Nanaimo.

A 74-year-old woman was killed in May 2021 after her vehicle was struck while making a legal left turn from Cranberry Avenue onto the Trans-Canada Highway by a pickup truck travelling at a high rate of speed, according to witnesses.

The woman was killed at the scene while the male driver of the pickup was taken to Nanaimo hospital, then airlifted to Victoria for serious but non-life threatening injuries. At the time, police suspected that speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.

In a media release issued Thursday, Nanaimo RCMP said Colin Hewitt, 50, was arrested at his home on Aug. 26 and charged with dangerous driving causing death, impaired driving causing death and impaired operation over .08 causing death in relation to the May 2021 incident.

A bail hearing was held that same day and Hewitt has since been released from custody. He is scheduled to appear in Nanaimo Provincial Court on Sept. 12.

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