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Woman charged with causing death of Rainham man, Chris Pollitt, who died in crash in Canada

By Lynn Cox

A woman has been charged with causing the death of a Medway man by dangerous driving after he was killed in a crash in Canada.

As previously reported, Chris Pollitt, 31, who grew up in Rainham, had survived two tours of Afghanistan, but was killed in a crash near Beiseker in the western province of Alberta in June 2015.

Chris pictured, had left the RAF and was started a new chapter of his life in Canada with his partner, Meagan.

Christopher Pollitt and his girlfriend Meagan Rodi in Canada

Christopher Pollitt and his girlfriend Meagan Rodi in Canada

Tragically, the former Howard School pupil would ever realise his dream as he died responding to an alarm at a school while working as a security officer.

His car was struck by another vehicle and he was killed instantly.

He had only just moved into a house with Miss Rodi, 24, two weeks before the fatal smash.

Christopher Pollitt in May 2009 in Afghanistan

Christopher Pollitt in May 2009 in Afghanistan

Now Canadian police have charged a woman with dangerous driving causing death, according to media reports in Calgary.

The woman, Cinzia Marson, was at the wheel of an SUV which allegedly sideswiped Mr Pollitt’s vehicle.

Marson has appeared in court and has denied the allegation which happened at an intersection of two highways.

Christopher Pollitt in his RAF uniform

Christopher Pollitt in his RAF uniform

According to the reports, Marson had her four-year-old son in the car with her when the smash happened and he was checked out by paramedics and then transported to Alberta Children’s Hospital by ambulance.

Chris had been a lance corporal in the Queen’s Colour Squadron, and his heartbroken parents previously paid tribute to their “amazing son”.

Stuart and Hilary Pollitt, who live in Herbert Road, Rainham, had learnt of their son’s death when got a call from Miss Rodi early on June 15.

Christopher Pollitt and his girlfriend Meagan Rodi in Canada when she graduated

Christopher Pollitt and his girlfriend Meagan Rodi in Canada when she graduated

His dad said: “The first thing Hilary said was she feared something like this was going to happen.

“We were in total shock and the next three hours were just a blur. It’s all a big nightmare.”

Mr Pollitt, who owns Rainham Electrics, said: “He was so excited about his new life in Canada.

“He had a new direction in life.”

Christopher Pollitt and his sister Katie

Christopher Pollitt and his sister Katie

Their son had met Miss Rodi in July, 2012, when he arrived for a Royal Tattoo event and he fell in love with the medical student.

Mr Pollitt added: “They were soulmates, she was the love of his life and at first he kept going back and forth to Canada and they had a long-distance relationship.

“He loved the country, it had everything he wanted, all the sports he could do, he was excited about moving there.

“Everyone liked him and no matter what he did in life he was cool and calm about it. He was amazing and excelled in everything he did.

“He had the ability to turn something bad into something good and he really was liked where ever he went.

“He was going to spend the rest of his life with Meagan.”

The case against Marson, which is being held at the Calgary Courts Centre continues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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