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Charges laid in Orange Zone fatality near Midale, Sask.

RCMP have charged the driver of an SUV after a flag person was killed in an Orange Zone in August. 

Keith Dunford, 44, of Regina has been charged with criminal negligence causing death and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death. 

A conviction of criminal negligence causing death carries a maximum sentence of 10 years while a conviction of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death has a maximum sentence of 14 years. 

Dunford is scheduled to appear in a Weyburn courtroom on Tuesday. 

He was charged after 18-year-old Ashley Richards of Lakeside, New Brunswick was killed after she was struck on Highway 39 near Midale, Saskatchewan on August 24th. 

She was pregnant at the time of her death. 

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Her death has led to a blitz by police to target speeders in the busiest highway construction zones in the province.

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