Georgia Walsh: Minivan driver charged in death of 7-year-old

The driver of a car involved in a pedestrian collision that killed the seven-year-old daughter of Conservative Party of Canada president John Walsh now faces charges.

Daughter of federal Conservative Party president John Walsh died after hit by a minivan in Toronto

Georgia Walsh, 7, seen in this Christmas card photo with her mother Jillian, brothers Duncan, Liam and Finnian, and father John, died July 16 after she was struck by a minivan while walking in Toronto. (www.conservative.ca)

A driver is facing charges after a pedestrian collision in Toronto earlier this month that killed the seven-year-old daughter of Conservative Party of Canada president John Walsh.

Georgia Walsh died July 16 after she was struck by a minivan in the Bayview Avenue and Millwood Road area in Toronto's Leaside neighbourhood. She died in hospital.

In a news release issued Thursday, police said the 50-year-old driver of a Toyota Sienna has been charged with failing to stop at a red light and careless driving.

Georgia Walsh's death triggered an outpouring of condolences for the family.

The Walsh family issued a statement Thursday thanking police for their work and asking for privacy.

"At this time we pray for all the families involved in this tragedy," said the statement. "We would like to thank the thousands of individuals who have sent their thoughts and prayers. The family asks those who wish to contribute to Georgia's legacy to make a donationto Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children."