Charges laid in May 2021 fatal crash


2022-09-01 11:23 PDT

File # 2021-18403

Criminal Code charges have been laid against the driver involved in the fatal car crash from May of 2021, that claimed the life of a 74-year-old woman. The incident occurred on Thursday May 20,  2021, at the intersection of Cranberry Ave and the Trans-Canada Highway.

On Friday August 26, 2022, officers with the Nanaimo RCMP Traffic Unit attended to the home of 50-year-old Colin Hewitt and arrested him on charges of Dangerous Driving Causing Death, Impaired Driving Causing Death and Impaired Operation over .08 Causing Death.

A judicial bail hearing was held later that same day. Following the bail hearing, Hewitt was released from custody and issued with a court appearance for Tuesday September 12, 2022 in Nanaimo Provincial Court.

Released by

Cst. Gary O'Brien

Media Relations Officer
Nanaimo RCMP
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2N3
Office: 250-755-4460 Ext. 4533
Cell: 250-713-0701
Fax: 250-755-3238


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