Man charged after highway worker hit, killed in southern Saskatchewan

REGINA – Charges have been laid in the death of a young woman who was working as a flag person when she was struck in a construction zone in southern Saskatchewan.

The RCMP have charged Keith Dunford of Regina with criminal negligence causing death and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death.

Dunford, who is 44, is to make his first court appearance Tuesday in Weyburn provincial court.

The charges come almost two months to the day after Ashley Richards was hit near Midale, southeast of Weyburn.

The 18-year-old, who was originally from Lakeside, N.B., was working on a highway crew when she was struck by an SUV.

Her death prompted RCMP to begin traffic enforcement blitzes in the busiest orange-signed construction zones.


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