Crown considering charges in death of St. Thomas woman
The investigation into the death of a St. Thomas woman at a Sarnia Tim Horton’s parking lot is now in the hands of the Crown Attorney.
Early March 6, the woman died when she was hit by the transport her common-law husband was driving. An autopsy shows she died of trauma and blood loss. Police don’t know what happened but says it doesn’t appear she slipped and fell. Media Relations Officer Const. Heather Emmons has also said there was nothing suspicious about the incident.
Experts with the Ministry of Transportation examined the transport as it sat near the drive-thru that day and found no mechanical problems which would have led to the accident.
“This investigation is complete and has now been turned over to the Crown Attorney’s office for review on charges,” says Emmons.
“In very serious situations like murder and attempts and most fatal collisions, yes, the crown is consulted as they will prosecute” the case, she added.
How long it will take for that review is unknown. The crown also reviewed a traffic fatality near Cathcart Public School this winter, which took a matter of weeks. Another death, a cyclist killed by a transport at the corner of London and Indian Road is still being reviewed.
– Heather Wright