07/31/2014 01:16 EDT | Updated 09/30/2014 05:59 EDT

Georgia Walsh: Minivan Driver Charged In Death Of 7-Year-Old


A driver is facing charges after a pedestrian collision in Toronto earlier this month that killed the seven-year-old daughter of Conservative Party of Canada president John Walsh.

Georgia Walsh died July 16 after she was struck by a minivan in the Bayview Avenue and Millwood Road area in Toronto's Leaside neighbourhood. She died in hospital.

In a news release issued Thursday, police said the 50-year-old driver of a Toyota Sienna has been charged with failing to stop at a red light and careless driving.

Georgia Walsh's death triggered an outpouring of condolences for the family.