Windsor Man Pleads Not Guilty In Fatal Crash

The trial has begun for a Windsor man charged in connection with a fatal crash three years ago.

Kyle Colthurst, 31, pleaded not guilty to five counts including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, leaving the scene of an accident and refusing a breath sample.

In April 2014, a car and SUV collided at Lauzon and Tranby killing 20-year old Katie Robson of LaSalle who was in the SUV.

Colhurst was driving the car which had stopped about three blocks away.

Windsor police officer Steven MacDonald testified he was heading to the scene of the crash when he spotted the car stopped on Lauzon with fresh damage and a flat tire.

Colthurst, who was the driver of the car, told police he had been sideswiped by an SUV.

MacDonald testified he was concerned that the vehicle had stopped away from the crash site raising suspicions that the vehicle may have been trying to flee the scene.

Colthurst lawyer Brian Dube has also entered a charter application that police did not handle Colthurst's arrest properly because police had delayed the breath test while investigating the possibility that the vehicle had left the scene of the crash.

The driver of the SUV involved in the crash, Calvin Crosby, is facing a trial at a future date.