Calgary lawyer retained by man charged in death of pedestrian south of Lethbridge

By Lara Fominoff @LaraFominoff on Twitter
March 6, 2019 - 1:15pm Updated: March 6, 2019 - 3:20pm

LETHBRIDGE - A 31-year-old man charged with failing to stop or remain at the scene of a collision causing death, has retained a Calgary lawyer.

Michael White Quills, of Cardston, was alleged to be driving a red Dodge pickup truck involved in the death of a 26-year-old man on Sept. 2, 2018. The unidentified man and a woman were walking along Hwy. 5 south of Lethbridge towards the airport.

According to police, the man was on the southbound driving lane, when he was hit by a southbound truck. The woman was not injured.

Police say at the time of the collision it was dark outside, but there were lights on in the area. The speed zone is 60 km/hr and the paved highway was dry - the temperature 11 degrees Celsius outside. Police add that visibility didn't appear to be obstructed, other than normal darkness.

While the driver of the truck failed to remain at the scene, evidence determined the truck was a red Dodge Ram.

The Crown is calling for the charge to be an indictable offense. A defense agent told the court that White Quills has retained lawyer Balfour Der to represent him. He is expected back in Lethbridge Provincial Court April 3.

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