Charges Laid In Costco CrashAugust 8, 2014 12:48pm
Charges have now been laid in connection with the tragic crash at Costco.
At a news conference Friday afternoon, London police announced that 65-year-old Ruth Burger is charged with one count of criminal negligence causing death and two counts of criminal negligence causing bodily harm.
The charges relate to the death of 6-year-old Addison Hall and the injuries to her 3-year-old sister Miah Bozek, and the girls’ mother Danah McKinnon-Bozek.
Sergeant Amanda Pfeffer says charges were not laid in connection with the death of baby Rhiannon Bozek, because the Criminal Code states charges can only be laid when the victim is “born alive of the mother.” Rhiannon was delivered by emergency C-section after the crash.
Police say Miah is still in hospital in good condition while Danah has been released.
The investigation is ongoing and police are still asking for witnesses to come forward.
Burger has been released from custody and will appear in court on September 16.
Western University has confirmed that Burger is a retired employee of the school. She retired from her position as a secretary in the Faculty of Education in May.