Oct 04, 2013 - TAXI PASSENGER DIES AFTER HEAD-ON CRASH, CHARGES UPGRADED [Tyler Isbister]


Edmonton police have upgraded charges against Chris Lane Lindgren of Grande Prairie after a victim in a hit-and-run collision died Friday.

The 25-year-old Edmonton man died in hospital around noon on Friday. He had been on life support suffering from life-threatening injuries after the taxi cab he was travelling in was hit by a BMW sedan allegedly driven by Lindgren.

At approximately 2:15 a.m. on Oct. 2, the BMW crossed a median near 107 Street and 121 Avenue and struck the taxi which was carrying four passengers.

All four passengers were taken to hospital.

Lindgren, 21, is now facing multiple charges including 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, EPS said.

Lindgren and a female occupant of the sedan fled the scene on foot and were later tracked down by the EPS Canine Unit near 97 Street and 122 Avenue and taken into custody.

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

Source: Edmonton Journal


 

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