Man pleads not guilty related to fatal Lauzon Road crash
Published Monday, March 20, 2017 11:40AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, March 20, 2017 6:58PM EDT
A 25 year old man has pleaded not guilty to all charges related to a fatal crash on Lauzon Road almost three years ago.
Calvin Crosby's trial began on Monday.
Fourteen witnesses have been excluded from the courtroom. Two weeks have been set aside for this trial.
Katie Leigh Robson of LaSalle, 20, died in the collision between a Chevrolet Blazer and a Chevrolet Impala on April 4, 2014.
She was a passenger in a Chevrolet Blazer. Police arrived to find the Blazer on its roof in the northbound lanes of the roadway.
Crosby is facing four charges - dangerous operation causing bodily harm, dangerous operation causing death, operating a vehicle with alcohol in blood stream and impaired driving causing death.
On the night of the crash, Crosby told police he was the driver of the Blazer and that he had two shots that night.
Sergeant Keith Broekel testified he could smell alcohol on Crosby's breath. He stated those facts gave them the grounds to ask for and obtain a roadside breath test, which Crosby failed.
But Crosby's defence started the trial with a charter application, arguing before Justice Stephen Rogin, that Crosby felt he had to admit to being the driver to Police.
His lawyer John Sitter argues Crosby may not get a fair trial.
The driver of the Impala, Kyle Matthew Colthurst, 28, is also facing five charges, including two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death.
Colthurst has testified the SUV was swerving in and out infront of him, so he sped up to get away, and didn't know what happened to the other vehicle when he stopped about one kilometre away from the crash.
Several Windsor police and Essex-Windsor EMS who were at the crash scene were in Superior Court to testify Monday.