Onion Lake Man Implicated In Fatal Street Race

Wednesday, May 02, 2007 at 17:04



RCMP expect to lay charges against an Onion Lake man accused of being involved in a fatal street race in Burnaby, B.C.


The RCMP say the 28-year-old man was the driver of a Corvette that was travelling at a high speed alongside a Mustang on a Burnaby street early Monday morning.


The two vehicles lost control while trying to negotiate a turn.


The suspect and his 27-year-old passenger, also from Onion Lake, suffered only minor injuries.


The Mustang ended up going into a tree, and a 35-year-old male passenger was ejected and died at the scene.


The driver of the Mustang, a 37-year-old man from Saskatoon, had to be cut out of his vehicle. He was taken to hospital in critical condition, but is now listed in stable condition.


RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jane Baptista says the three men who survived the crash are related to each other.


The driver of the Corvette is expected to be charged with dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm.


He has been released from custody, and is due to make a court appearance in Burnaby later this month.


Baptista says the investigation continues, and won’t rule out the possibility the man in hospital might be charged, too.