Driver charged after killing boy in Lethbridge crosswalk
Boy walking with father and brother in a marked crosswalk when they were struck
A Lethbridge man has been charged in connection with a collision last month that killed a 10-year-old boy who was crossing the street.
The boy was walking with his nine-year-old brother and their father near the intersection of Whoop Up Drive and Aquitania Boulevard West at about 3:30 p.m. on April 13 when an SUV turning right struck the two children, Lethbridge police said in a release.
The 10-year-old received life-threatening injuries and died in hospital.
The nine-year-old had minor injuries and the father was not hurt.
An investigation by the traffic unit determined that the driver of the SUV travelling southbound on Aquitania Boulevard was facing a yield sign when he proceeded to make a right turn into the westbound lanes of Whoop Up Drive and struck the boys.
The pedestrians were in a marked crosswalk.
Neil Martin Skjodt, 52, of Lethbridge, has been charged with careless driving under the Traffic Safety Act.
He is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 11.