Driver charged in fatal car accident

By Sara Hanson

Charges have been laid in the accident that claimed the life of a six-year-old girl two weeks ago.

The Calgary Police Service traffic section charged Angela Ta, 18, with passing a motor vehicle stopped for a pedestrian, failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and careless driving, Tues., Jan. 30.

It is suspected that Ta was distracted when she failed to stop for the young Jenna Chang and her mother, 36-year-old University of Calgary nursing student Ying Qian Chang, as they were crossing 32 Ave. at 37 St. NW on the afternoon of Jan. 18.

The first-grader lived with her mother, father and brother in the student family housing complex near the site of the accident.

A funeral service was held for Jenna Sat., Jan. 27 at the Bow Valley Christian Church.

Residence Services plans to erect a memorial in Jenna’s honour and donations for her family can be made to any TD Canada Trust Bank.

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