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Charge laid, nearly a year after 13-year-old girl killed in Coquitlam crash

A collision at Mariner Way and Riverview Crescent claimed the life of a 13 year old girl, after a black BMW spun out and struck a group of pedestrian waiting in the crosswalk.

A 27-year-old man has been charged, nearly one year after a 13-year-old girl was struck and killed by a vehicle in Coquitlam.

In late March of last year, the driver of a black 2012 BMW 328 collided with a black 2010 Dodge Charger at the intersection of Mariner Way and Riverview Crescent.

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The impact of the crash caused the BMW to spin out into five children who were waiting at the crosswalk. A 13-year-old girl was killed, while a six-year-old boy was injured.

Coquitlam RCMP haven’t released the name of the man charged because he has been charged under the Motor Vehicle Act, and not the Criminal Code.

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He is charged with one count of driving without due care and attention.

Mounties say no further charges are expected.

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