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Ruth Burger, charged in fatal London Costco crash, set for trial today

06/01/2015 09:06 EDT | Updated 06/01/2016 05:59 EDT
The trial begins today for Ruth Burger, who is accused of reversing her car until it crashed through the front doors of a London, Ont., Costco store, striking a pregnant mother and her two young daughters.

Danah McKinnon-Bozek, who was eight months pregnant, and her daughters were hit in the entranceway of the store on July 25, 2014. Six-year-old Addison Hall was killed and three-year-old Miah Bozek was critically injured in the crash.

McKinnon-Bozek underwent an emergency caesarean section. Her newborn daughter, Rhiannon, died in hospital a week later.

Two other people suffered minor injuries in the crash, along with the driver of the car.

Burger, 65, is charged with:

- Two counts of criminal negligence causing death.

- Two counts of criminal negligence causing bodily harm. 

The judge-only trial is taking place in London in southwestern Ontario. 

       

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