Lawyer charged after girl, 16, killed in crosswalk hit-and-run

From CTV - April 17, 2018

An Edmonton lawyer is charged with impaired driving causing death after a 16-year-old girl was killed while crossing a street late Sunday night.

Police said an off-duty officer who stopped his vehicle at a marked flashing crosswalk just before 11 p.m., called 911 after witnessing the girl being struck by a pickup truck. The officer followed as the truck fled the scene.

Shane Stevenson, a 47-year-old partner with the global law firm Dentons, was arrested behind the wheel of his vehicle in an alley a short distance away. He is charged with multiple offences including impaired driving causing death, hit-and-run causing death and impaired driving.

Chloe Wiwchar was rushed to hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

Her mother, Holly Lucier, posted a statement on Facebook on Monday morning.


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