Edmonton lawyer charged in pedestrian fatality

By The Canadian Press
April 16, 2018 - 7:36am Updated: April 17, 2018 - 8:13am

EDMONTON- An Edmonton lawyer has been suspended by his firm after 16-year-old girl was struck and killed at a crosswalk on Sunday night.

Shane Stevenson, 47, is charged impaired driving causing death, driving over the legal limit causing death and hit and run causing death.

Dentons Canada LLP says in a statement that Stevenson is a Dentons Canada partner in the Edmonton office.

It says he has been suspended from the firm pending further investigation.

Police say the girl was pronounced dead at hospital after she was hit in a crosswalk equipped with flashing lights.

They allege the driver fled from the scene, but an off-duty police officer who had stopped for the pedestrian saw what happened and followed the vehicle while providing information to a 911 dispatcher.

An arrest was made soon after.

(The Canadian Press)

 

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