A Winnipeg man has been ordered to stand trial for his alleged role in a two-vehicle collision that killed tow-truck driver Amanda Frizzley.
Steve Watkins, 22, was ordered to stand trial following a three-day preliminary hearing last week. A publication ban prohibits revealing certain details of the hearing, presided over by provincial court Judge Tim Preston.
Watkins has been charged with impaired driving causing death, impaired driving causing bodily harm, dangerous driving causing death and driving over the legal limit.
Frizzley, 26, was killed during the early hours of Sept. 30, 2007 when a GMC Jimmy — allegedly speeding — collided with her Dr. Hook Towing truck at the intersection of York Avenue and Donald Street in downtown Winnipeg.Watkins suffered serious injuries in the crash and spent weeks in hospital, initially in serious but stable condition.
Footage from a surveillance camera at the nearby Best Western Charterhouse Hotel showed a westbound sport utility vehicle — travelling the wrong direction on York, a one-way street — crashing into Frizzley’s truck as she was southbound on Donald, the hotel’s manager previously told the Winnipeg Sun.The truck overturned with Frizzley and a passenger inside. The passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Man to Stand Trial in Death of Canadian Tow Truck Driver
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Posted by Cyndi Kight, Associate Editor of Towing & Recovery Footnotes at 3:25 PM