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Whittle committed to stand trial in snowmobile death at Humber Valley Resort

Thomas Whittle is seen in the provincial court in Corner Brook in this June 2019 file photo.
Thomas Whittle is seen in the provincial court in Corner Brook in this June 2019 file photo. - File Photo
CORNER BROOK, N.L. —

Thomas Whittle will go to trial in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador on charges that he caused the death of another man in a February 2017 accident near the Humber Valley Resort.
Whittle, 28, of Conception Bay South was allegedly driving the snowmobile that collided with a taxi cab on the bridge at the resort on Feb. 19, 2017.
Justyn Pollard, 21, of St. John's, was a passenger on the snowmobile and died from injuries sustained in the crash.

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Whittle was charged in March 2018 with impaired operation of a vehicle causing death, impaired operation of vehicle causing death by exceeding 80 milligrams, dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death and impaired driving causing death.
The continuation of his preliminary inquiry took place in provincial court in Corner Brook on Aug. 7. 
Whittle represented himself during the proceeding and was committed to stand trial on the charges by Judge Kymil Howe.
He had previously elected to be tried by a judge and jury in the Supreme Court. No dates have been set for his arraignment in that court.  

diane.crocker@thewesternstar.com
Twitter: WS_DianeCrocker

Edited Aug. 12, 2019 to correct the hometown of Justyn Pollard

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