Friday, December 18, 2009

Charges Laid In Fatal Car Crash

Malakai James Coyle Charged

The name of the deceased has been released and charges laid in the fatal car crash from yesterday morning on Cranberry Ave .

Laurel Lea DART age 40 a resident of Nanaimo died as a result of injuries sustained in the car crash. She was a passenger in an older model red Pontiac Sunbird that crashed in front of Chase River Elementary school. As a result of the crash the school remained close yesterday while investigators examined the scene.

Also ,Malakai James COYLE age 20 of Nanaimo has been remanded into custody on charges of Possession of Stolen Property under Section 355 of the Criminal Code and Fail to Remain at the scene of an Accident under Section 252, also under the Criminal Code of Canada. The vehicle in question was stolen five days earlier from a residence in Comox. With respect to the second charge, COYLE fled the accident scene and was located a short distance away by Police Dog Services and taken into custody .

Charges were laid late yesterday afternoon and COYLE will appear before a Nanaimo Provincial court judge this afternoon.

“This investigation is only in the preliminary stages. As the investigation continues and more information obtained there is always the possibility more charges could be laid”, said Constable Gary O’Brien, media spokesperson for the Nanaimo RCMP.


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  1. Assuming there isn't someone else on the island with the same name, Coyle was charged just over a year ago for nearly running down people with a stolen car:
    http://www.canada.com/comoxvalleyecho/news/story.html?id=d7cac6c8-ed9d-42b0-9bb0-4f3eff2674f9

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