Student loses life in accident

By Bryn Levy

A 20-year-old University of Calgary dance student was the victim of a fatal hit-and-run Thu., Mar. 17.

Lindsay Giacomelli was struck by a red SUV while using a crosswalk on Bonaventure Dr. SE. She died of her injuries on Fri., Mar. 18. The vehicle fled the scene but was later recovered near Cochrane.

Colin Jones, a 48-year-old Calgary man, was arrested at Pearson International Airport in Toronto while attempting to board a flight to the United Kingdom. The arrest came as a result of a cross-Canada arrest warrant issued on the strength of evidence gained in an examination of the SUV.

The impact of this tragedy has been felt by other members of the U of C dance program.

“The program observed a moment of silence as a group,” said Anne Flynn, coordinator of the dance program. “They gathered in a dance studio where Lindsay spent three years dancing, to share their grief over the tragedy. The students, faculty and staff at the Bachelor of Dance program extend their deepest and heartfelt sympathy to Lindsay’s family and friends in this time of tragic loss.”

Police have charged Jones with Failing to Remain at the Scene of an Accident.

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