Feb 02, 2015 - TRIAL OF SIVAKUMAR DEVARAJAH BEGINS, ACCUSED IN DRUNK DRIVING DEATH


Sivakumar Devarajah, 55, allegedly had blood alcohol level twice the legal limit


The drunk driving trial of a man accused killing a 77-year-old woman in a marked crosswalk two years ago begins in an Edmonton courtroom Monday.

Sivakumar Devarajah, 55, is charged with impaired driving causing death and driving with a blood-alcohol level over .08 causing death following the February 2013 crash.

Agnes Morgan was crossing 156th Street on the afternoon of Feb. 4, 2013 when she was hit by a truck making a left-hand turn on to 110th Avenue. Morgan was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital, where she died several hours later.

She was hit less than two blocks from her home. At the time, friends told CBC News she was likely coming back from a church meeting, where she was a frequent volunteer.

"She was such a genuine person," said Kay Quon. "She's just such a wonderful role model of someone who deeply cared in the things that she did.”

"She was just herself — just Agnes."

Police allege Devarajah had a blood alcohol level of twice the legal limit at the time of the accident.

Source: CBC News Edmonton


 

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