Retired Abbotsford Police sergeant Shinder Kirk died in a crash in Nanaimo on Dec. 22, 2018.

Retired Abbotsford Police sergeant Shinder Kirk died in a crash in Nanaimo on Dec. 22, 2018.

Man charged in crash that claimed life of retired Abbotsford police sergeant

Shinder Kirk was killed in Nanaimo in December 2018

A Nanaimo man charged in relation to a car crash that killed retired Abbotsford Police sergeant Shinder Kirk in 2018 will make his first court appearance next month.

Conrad Nikolaus Wetten, 23, will appear in provincial court in Nanaimo on Dec. 17 to face one count of driving without due care and attention.

The charge stems from a head-on collision on Cedar Road, about 1.5 kilometres from the Cedar Road-Nanaimo Parkway interchange, on Dec. 22, 2018.

Wetten was formally charged Nov. 15.

It is alleged Wetten was driving his Ford pickup when it collided head-on with a Chevrolet pickup driven by Kirk, who died at the scene. Two passengers with Kirk were airlifted to hospital with serious injuries. Wetten and his female passenger suffered minor injuries and did not require hospitalization.

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