(UPDATE) Impaired charges recommended against driver in Central Saanich fatal last August

Central Saanich police are recommending charges against a 26 year old man in connection with a fatal collision last summer involving 2 women and a dog last August.

Two sisters walking their dog in the 76-hundred block of Central Saanich Road were hit by a Red Jeep that crossed the centre line. 

51 year old Kim Ward was killed. Her 48 year old sister, Tracy, suffered serious injuries and remains in hospital today. The dog was also killed.

Sgt Paul Brailey says charges are being recommended now as investigators were waiting the results of toxicology tests which recently came back.

Brailey has not revealed the type of drugs involved, but says it wasn't alcohol or marijuana.

Police are recommending charges of impaired driving causing death, and impaired driving causing bodily harm. The driver is cooperating with police. He has been released on a promise to appear on a number of conditions, including not driving a motor vehicle. His next court appearance is May 16th.

While his name was released by family, police have not officially released it as charges have not been laid yet. The charge report will be in the hands of the Crown by the end of the week.

The Ward family continues to request privacy.

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