May 1, 2019 12:55 pm
Updated: May 1, 2019 1:22 pm

Driver charged in connection to death of Wilfrid Laurier dean: Waterloo police

Leanne Holland Brown.

Wilfrid Laurier University

Waterloo Regional Police have laid charges in connection to the recent collision which killed Wilfrid Laurier University’s Dean of Students, Leanne Holland Brown.

Police say they have charged a 56-year-old Cambridge man with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death and driving a vehicle with cannabis readily available.

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On April 24 around 2 p.m., police say a Nissan Altima was headed west on Central Street when it left the road and hit Brown, who was walking on the sidewalk, before striking a hydro pole.

Brown, a 43-year-old Baden resident, was airlifted to a Hamilton hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.

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Police say they are still investigating the incident and are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to call 519-570-9777 ext. 8856 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

They are also searching for an elderly man with a mobility aid who was near the scene at the time of the incident. Police say he left the scene before they were able to get a statement.

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