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Accused in July 2020 crash chooses a jury trial

Accused in fatal July 2020 crash selects jury trial

Key Takeaway:

  • The local man accused of causing a car crash in Whitehorse that killed a motorcyclist and a woman has opted to hear his case by a Yukon Supreme Court judge and jury.
  • Edmiston appeared by cellphone in a Whitehorse courtroom and elected a trial by judge and jury rather than only by a judge.

The local man accused of causing a car crash in Whitehorse that killed a motorcyclist and a woman has opted to hear his case by a Yukon Supreme Court judge and jury.

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A car crash in Whitehorse that killed a motorcyclist. Image: rrobserver

In late June of this year, Devin Edmiston, a 26-year-old man from Winnipeg, was taken into custody by the RCMP. Police caught him up a few days before the first anniversary of the fatal vehicle collision he was allegedly involved in outside Whitehorse.

July 5, 2020, collision asserted the life of Nicole Sanderson, a 47-year-old Winnipeg resident, and 43-year-old Travis Adams.

After the incident on the Alaska Highway between Marsh Lake and Whitehorse, police said that two vehicles and Adams’ motorcycle were a part of the crime.

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Edmiston is accused with two counts of criminal negligence causing death, one criminal causing bodily harm, two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, and one count of dangerous operation causing physical damage.

On Dec. 15, Edmiston appeared by cellphone in a Whitehorse courtroom and elected a trial by judge and jury rather than only by a judge.

Edmiston’s lawyer MacGillivray and the presiding judge discussed scheduling a preliminary hearing for the new year.

Edmiston hasn’t still entered a plea to the charges.

A civil claim launched by Adams’ common-law wife on behalf of her and her children, which names Edmiston and three others, including Sanderson’s estate as defendants, is also ongoing.

Source-CTV News

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