Man charged in walker death case

Police late last week charged a 25-year-old man with driving under the influence in a crash in which Marcie Donaldson, 46, was killed as she walked along South Sound Road in late April.

The man was arrested at the scene of the early morning accident. He was bailed at the time but seven months later police have now charged him with causing death by careless driving and causing death while driving under the influence of alcohol.

Ms. Donaldson was on her regular Saturday morning walk, just before 5 a.m. on South Sound Road on April 25, when a vehicle ran off the road, striking her before running into a CUC utility pole about 400 feet from the intersection with Old Crewe Road. Ms. Donaldson died at the scene.

Two weeks after Ms. Donaldson’s death, almost 500 joggers and cyclists joined to walk and ride along Ms. Donaldson’s regular route from the roundabout to Red Bay Dock, each leaving a flower at the spot where she fell.


  1. Given the stated circumstances I wonder why it took 7 months to bring charges.How long does it take to analyse a blood sample?.Also at what stage does the Compass name the individual involved, do we have to wait until his first court appearance as that could be another 7 months.

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