Man charged in connection to death of Mountie killed in Vancouver Island crash

By The Canadian Press
September 14, 2016 - 1:18pm

VICTORIA — Charges have been laid against a 28-year-old man in the death of an RCMP officer who was killed when her cruiser was rammed on Vancouver Island.

Mounties say Kenneth Fenton faces five charges related to the crash that took the life of Const. Sarah Beckett on April 5 in Langford, B.C.

Charges against Fenton include impaired driving and refusing to provide a blood sample.

Fenton is scheduled to appear in provincial court in Colwood, B.C., at a later date.

Beckett, a member of the West Shore RCMP, was mourned by thousands of people who lined local streets during her funeral procession.

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