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Charges laid on Saanich driver in fatal Blanshard Street car crash

Charges were sworn Tuesday against the driver involved in a high-speed car crash that resulted in the death of a 20-year-old Saanich woman last weekend in Victoria.

Early Sunday morning, a man lost control while travelling southbound on Blanshard Street and slammed into a light standard at Bay Street at approximately 130 km/h, according to witness accounts.

The vehicle's passenger was dead when paramedics arrived on scene.

Saanich resident Anurag Grover, 24, is facing charges of criminal negligence causing death, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and impaired driving causing death.

His next court appearance is scheduled for March 13 at Victoria Law Courts.

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