11/27/2013 05:50 EST | Updated 01/27/2014 05:59 EST

Joseph Allen Charged In Thomas Wedman's Death; Boy Struck While Walking To St. Albert School

ST. ALBERT, Alta. - A school bus driver has been charged in the death of a little boy north of Edmonton.

Joseph Allen of Edmonton has been charged with driving carelessly and failure to yield to a pedestrian.

Six-year-old Thomas Wedman was struck and killed by a school bus as he was crossing the street to get to his school in St. Albert on Sept. 27.

About 1,000 people attended a memorial for the Grade 2 boy who was remembered by his parents as an angel.

Allen is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Jan. 27 in St. Albert provincial court.