Saskatoon

Drunk driving charges laid for holiday season crash that killed girl, 11, near Warman

Anthony McClelland from Martensville faces nine drinking-and-driving related charges in connection with a Dec. 21, 2018, highway crash that killed an 11-year-old girl.

Charges against 32-year-old Anthony McClelland include impaired driving causing death

Sophie Schnurr (left) was is the daughter of Sam and Dawn Schnurr of Warman and a sister to Grace, according to an obituary. This photograph was published on a Gofundme page set up for the family after the crash. (Gofundme)

A 32-year-old Martensville man is facing nine drinking-and-driving related charges stemming from a highway crash that killed an 11-year-old girl on Dec. 21, 2018.

Sophie Schnurr died when the half-ton truck driven by her mother, Dawn, was broadsided trying to avoid a truck allegedly being driven by Anthony McClelland. The crash happened near Warman, just west of the intersection of Highway 305 and Highway 11, around 6:30 p.m. CST.

McLelland was charged July 10 in Saskatoon provincial court.

The charges include dangerous driving, impaired driving and impaired driving causing death.

McClelland is scheduled to return to court Aug. 7.