Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Girl Died: Careless Driving Charges Dropped against Calgary Woman

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Girl Died: Careless Driving Charges Dropped against Calgary Woman

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Careless driving charges dropped against woman

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CALGARY - The Crown has dropped careless driving charges against a Calgary woman in the death of a four-year-old girl.

Court announced Thursday that there was conflicting evidence in the case and a trial that began on Wednesday could no longer proceed.

Avayah (Avi) Toulon was killed when she was hit by a truck at an intersection in the Calgary neighbourhood of Bowness in May 2016.

Tanis Lambert, who is 39, was allegedly behind the wheel and remained at the scene of the crash.

Witnesses had reported seeing the young girl run into the path of a truck that had stopped at the intersection before proceeding slowly.

Avi's mother, Samantha Gyurian, testified on Wednesday that she'd indicated to her children that it was safe to cross the street. …

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