Man charged in Edmonton crash that killed 90-year-old woman

A 20-year-old driver has been charged after a fatal collision last month. File / Global News

Charges have been laid against a 20-year-old man in connection with a crash in west Edmonton on Aug. 18 that claimed the life of an elderly woman.

The crash happened near 163 Street and 92 Avenue and involved a Honda CR-V and Dodge Ram.

Police said the truck was headed north on 163 Street when it hit the SUV turning left onto southbound 163 Street from 92 Avenue. The truck veered off the road before hitting a tree and stopping in someone’s front yard.

The woman who died was a passenger in the SUV. She died in hospital two days after the crash.

There were a total of four people in the SUV at the time of the collision. A second woman, 59, was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. Since Aug. 18, she has been released from hospital and continues to recover from her injuries.

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The truck also had four people inside. Two female passengers – a nine-year-old girl and a 51-year-old woman – were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The 20-year-old driver was not injured.

Hidircan Ozdemir, 20, has been charged with dangerous driving causing death, dangerous driving causing bodily harm, endangering a child and breach of recognizance.

Police said speed was considered a factor in the crash.

The woman’s death was Edmonton’s 14th traffic fatality of the year.

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