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Nanaimo RCMP have announced charges have been laid against a speeding driver in Nanaimo that killed a 74-year-old woman last year. 

At 9 p.m., on May 20th of last year, the woman was t-boned by a speeding vehicle that ran a red light on the Trans-Canada Highway. 

Several witnesses told police the deceased driver was in the process of legally turning left onto the TCH when her vehicle, a Chevrolet Aveo, was struck broad-sided (t-boned) by a Dodge Ram pickup.

The pick-up, driven by a 47-year-old male, was travelling southbound on the TCH and failed to stop at a red light before driving through the intersection at a high rate of speed, according to police.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. He was later flown to a Victoria hospital.

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Now, charges have been laid against the driver involved in the fatal car crash.

On Friday. August 26th, officers attended the home of 50-year-old Colin Hewitt and arrested him on charges of Dangerous Driving Causing Death, Impaired Driving Causing Death and Impaired Operation over .08 Causing Death.

Following his bail hearing, Hewitt was released from custody and issued with a court appearance for September 12th in Nanaimo Provincial Court.

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