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Winnipeg police make arrest in Saturday crash that killed Winnipeg woman

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Police have arrested a Winnipeg man in a Saturday afternoon incident that killed one person and left several others injured.

Around 1:30 p.m., police said, they were attempting to pull a vehicle over for a traffic stop, when it suddenly sped away, crashing into another car at the intersection of Boyd Avenue and Andrews Street.

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Four people in the vehicle that was hit — including an infant and a child — were sent to hospital with serious injuries, and a woman who was in that vehicle has died.

Winnipeg police Const. Rob Carver told media on Saturday that everyone involved in the crash — including the two people in the vehicle that fled — was in either serious or critical condition at that time.

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The victim who was killed in the incident has been identified as Jennifer Dethmers, 30.

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Family of the infant victim said the nine-month-old remains in intensive care at Children’s Hospital.

Armand Joseph Jr. Chartrand, 43, is facing a long list of serious charges in connection with the incident.

Chartrand, who was taken into custody, has been charged with dangerous operation of a conveyance causing death, four counts of dangerous operation of a conveyance, causing death by criminal negligence, four counts of causing bodily harm by criminal negligence, driving while suspended and driving without insurance.

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