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Dangerous driving conviction

A Kelowna man has been found guilty of dangerous driving in connection with a fatal crash that killed one person and injured another in Edmonton back in 2009.

Michael Jacob Grenke was found guilty Thursday of one count of dangerous driving causing death and one count of dangerous driving causing bodily harm, Court of Queen’s Bench records indicate.

He was found not guilty on four impaired driving related charges laid following the Aug. 19, 2009 crash.

Edmonton media reporting on the case identify Grenke as a Kelowna resident. They indicate that during the trial, the court heard that Grenke was driving a BMW that was heard to rev, bottom out and then crash, all within seconds.

Martin Schimmel died in the downtown Edmonton crash and Grenke and a passenger were injured. Grenke, who is awaiting sentencing, returns to court April 8.

 

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