Traffic charges laid in Whitehorse pedestrian death

RCMP are not laying criminal charges in the death of a Whitehorse pedestrian who was hit crossing Fourth Avenue last month but the driver is facing traffic offences.

William Lagimodiere, 69, died after being struck while crossing Fourth Avenue

William Lagimodiere, 69, died after being struck by a vehicle while crossing Fourth Avenue in Whitehorse in February 2014. (CBC)

RCMP are not laying criminal charges in the death of a Whitehorse pedestrian who was hit crossing Fourth Avenue last month but the driver is facing traffic offences.

William Lagimodiere, 69, died in hospital Feb. 26 from his injuries.

The driver's name has not been released. He has been charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian and driving without due care and attention. 

The police said at the time the driver had not been drinking alcohol and was co-operating with their investigation. 

"Through the investigation if there is evidence that leads us to believe that there is any criminal act involved then a criminal charge may be laid," said RCMP Cpl. Jay Waldner.

"When, again through the investigation, if all the investigation points to one of the acts itself, in this case the Motor Vehicle Act, that's basically how we follow that. It's just strictly off the evidence."

A court date has been set for the end of April.