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Charge laid in fatal Vernon bike accident

Vernon Courthouse
May 16, 2013 - 12:55 PM

A charge has been laid close to a year after 17-year-old Mercedes Mari-Lynne Fraser was hit by a car and killed while riding her bike at 25 Avenue and 37 Street. 

It was August 17, 2012 and the Fulton Secondary student was on her way to work at the Vernon Army Camp, riding in the bike lane, when she was suddenly hit by a car.

She didn't have a helmet on and succumbed to head injuries a few hours later.

Rose Harman, who was 68 at the time of the accident, has been charged under the Motor Vehicle Act with driving without due care and attention.

She is expected to make a first court appearance in June.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston at infotelnews.ca or call (250)309-5230.

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