Defence argues seizure to blame for fatal Surrey crash as closing arguments begin

Defence argues seizure to blame for fatal Surrey crash as closing arguments begin
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VANCOUVER —
Closing arguments are now underway in the trial of a Surrey, B.C., woman charged in connection with a crash that killed a young athlete.

The defence was first to make submissions on Wednesday, and argued the evidence pointed to the accused having a seizure behind the wheel.

Family and friends of 17-year-old Travis Selje were in court in New Westminster as the final stage of the trial began. The accomplished young soccer player and member of the Whitecaps residency program died after his car was hit from behind at 64th Avenue and 176th Street in Surrey on May 3, 2017.

Rituraj Kaur Grewal has pleaded not guilty to three charges, including criminal negligence in the operation of a motor vehicle causing death.

In final submissions, her lawyer Don Muldoon…



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