Guilty plea in street racing death of N.W.T. boxer

An Edmonton streetracer charged in the death of a N.W.T. boxer pleaded guilty Wednesday to a lesser charge.

Nicole Reid, 26, originally charged with street racing causing death

Jonathan Andre, 31, was killed in Edmonton on June 26, 2011 after being struck by a vehicle in an alleged case of street racing. (CBC)

An Edmonton woman charged in the alleged street racing death of a N.W.T. boxer pleaded guilty Wednesday to a lesser charge of careless driving.

Nicole Reid will be sentenced on Friday for careless driving after hitting and killing a man in 2011. (Nicole Reid/Facebook)

Nicole Reid, 26, was charged in 2011 with dangerous driving while street racing causing death, in connection to the death of 31-year-old N.W.T. boxer Jonathan Andre. Andre was struck by a white Honda Civic just before midnight on June 26 while crossing at 118th Avenue and 42nd Street in Edmonton and later pronounced dead at the scene.

Reid made the plea to Provincial Court Judge Michael Allen.

Court was told the night Andre was killed his blood alcohol content was three times the legal limit.  

Today his tearful mother, May Andre, told the judge she was proud of her son.

"I never gave up on my son. I miss him referring to me as his biggest fan."

Jonathan Andre was a championship boxer.


A careless driving conviction typically carries a fine and demerit points, and sometimes a three-month driving probation.

Reid will be sentenced on Friday.


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