Charges laid in hit-run death
Media Guild | CWA Canada
A 20-year-old woman has been charged and
two other people arrested in connection with the hit-and-run
death last August of Dianne Trottier, a CBC writer and producer
who was an inspirational member of the Canadian Media Guild.
Trottier, 33, died of her injuries after
being hit by a car while she was attempting to cross a Fredericton
NB intersection in her motorized wheelchair on the night
of Aug. 29.
The accused woman, who appeared
in court Wednesday and is in custody pending a bail hearing on Monday,
is charged with attempting to obstruct justice by destroying
evidence, threatening violence against people to impede justice,
and failing to stop to offer assistance at an accident in
which she was involved.
A 50-year-old man and 28-year-old woman, whom police will
not identify, are to appear in court on March 31 in connection
with the case.
Trottier, an employee of CBC Newsworld in Toronto, was in
Fredericton to help with the launch of a new evening broadcast.
She was a determined union activist
and a driving force behind the Guild's move into an accessible
building in 2007 and changes in the workplace to accommodate
people with disabilities.