Charges laid in crashes

Charges have been laid in connection with a pair of serious motor-vehicle accidents, both involving local nurses

  • Mar. 4, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Charges have been laid in connection with a pair of serious motor-vehicle accidents, both involving local nurses.

On Oct. 23, at the intersection of 32nd Street and 30th Avenue, Erin Smith was killed and her passenger, Lindsay Hauck, was seriously injured when Smith’s vehicle was struck at the intersection.

The two nurses had been heading downtown from Vernon Jubilee Hospital on a coffee break when their vehicle was struck at the intersection.

Lori Victoria Vance, 37, will appear in Vernon Provincial Court on March 19.

Court dockets indicate Vance is facing six charges: impaired driving causing death; dangerous driving causing death; cause an accident resulting in death; impaired driving causing bodily harm; dangerous driving causing bodily harm; and cause an accident resulting in bodily harm.

n Charges have also been laid in connection with an accident Dec. 3 at Alexis Park Drive and 39th Avenue which left a Vernon nurse a quadriplegic.

The driver of a blue Jeep collided with a Hyundai with the Jeep’s driver seen running from the scene of the accident.

Vernon RCMP made an arrest in connection with the accident last week.

Michael Timothy George Heeley, 22, is charged with criminal negligence causing bodily harm, failing to stop at an accident with person and attempt to obstruct justice.

Heeley was remanded in custody and is scheduled to make his next court appearance today.

 

Vernon Morning Star

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