London woman charged in fatal hit-and-run

Thou Rouen, 38, was killed in a hit and run crash on Adelaide near Nelson on Saturday April 23rd, 2022. (Photo via GoFundMe)

More than seven months after the hit and run death of a London man on Adelaide Street, police have charged a woman they allege was an accessory in the crime.

Thou Rouen was walking in the area of Adelaide Street and Nelson Street on a Saturday night in April and hit by a car. The driver of the vehicle sped away from the scene and Rouen later died in hospital.

He was 38 and left behind three young daughters.

In June, police announced they had charged two people in the incident.  Jacob Anthony Phillips, 29, of London was charged with failure to stop at the scene of an accident causing death, dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death, and operation of a vehicle while prohibited. A second person, a 25-year-old woman, was been charged with public mischief/making a false report in relation to the case.

At the time, police said their investigation was ongoing and on Thursday, they charged another person.

Kristy Burtch, 33, who is from London, has been charged with obstructing justice, accessory to commit/fail to stop after accident causing death, arson causing damage to property, and fail to comply with undertaking.

A GoFundMe for Rouen’s family raised more than $21,000.