A Sidney North Saanich RCMP officers photographs the scene after a fatal crash at Victoria International Airport on July 29

Accused in fatal crash at airport pleads guilty

Shirley Murray Zerbin, 82, pleads guilty in court to driving without due care and attention

The driver in a fatal incident at Victoria International Airport last summer will appear in court for sentencing after pleading guilty last week.

Shirley Murray Zerbin, 82, pleaded guilty to to driving without due care and attention. The Motor Vehicle Act charge has a maximum penalty of a $2,000 fine plus six months in jail. The minimum is a $100 fine. She’s scheduled to appear for sentencing June 12 at the Victoria law courts.

Witnesses to the July 29 crash said a white sedan was driving fast when it went over the curb from the parking lot, across the airport entry road and over a raised grass area where it struck a taxi and a table full of people. The vehicle carried on and hit a baggage carrier structure then crossed another stretch of pavement before hitting the airport security building.

Yellow Cab driver Ramesh Sharma, 57, was killed and seven others were injured.

 

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