Passenger in taxi collision dies, hit-run charges laid

A Grande Prarie man is now facing serious charges including hit-and-run causing death after a collision earlier this week resulted in the death on Friday of a passenger in a taxi

A passenger in a taxi involved in a collision on Oct. 2 has died of his injuries in hospital, Edmonton police said Friday.

The Edmonton man, 25, whose name has not been made public, had been placed on life support after the taxi he was travelling  was struck by a BMW sedan that allegedly crossed a median near 107 Street and 121 Avenue, at approximately 2:15 a.m. Wednesday. He was declared dead at noon on Friday. 

The two occupants of the BMW sedan, a male driver and female passenger, fled the scene on foot but were arrested by the EPS Canine Unit near 97 Street and 122 Avenue and taken into custody.

Chris Lane Lindgren, 21, of Grande Prairie, is facing charges including criminal hit-and-run causing death, criminal hit-and-run causing bodily harm and possession of stolen property. Additional charges may be laid pending the outcome of toxicology results, police said.

The 's death marks Edmonton’s 22nd traffic fatality of 2013.

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