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Hearing begins in bizarre crash that killed woman

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A preliminary hearing is underway for a Winnipeg man accused of crashing a speeding SUV into a hair salon, killing a young mother.

Adebola Shoyoye, 34, has pleaded not guilty to charges including criminal negligence causing death, criminal negligence causing bodily harm, dangerous operation causing death and dangerous operation causing bodily harm. None of the allegations has been proven and he is presumed innocent.

A court-ordered ban prevents specific details of the hearing from being published. A provincial court judge must decide if there is sufficient evidence to order Shoyoye to stand trial.

Kendall Wiebe, 27, was killed in the April 2012 crash, while another woman was seriously injured. Police spent six months investigating before laying charges against Shoyoye, who proclaimed his innocence in an interview with the Free Press.

Police said their investigation, which included working with Transport Canada and Chrysler Canada, could find no mechanical problems with the 2012 Jeep Liberty that Shoyoye was driving that day. As a result, they said, the only conclusion police were left with was driver error.

On the day of the crash, he had spent the afternoon visiting his mother. Shoyoye said he was on his way home when the Jeep, which he had rented three days earlier, went out of control.

Steve Cancilla, Wiebe's's common-law husband, said at the time he didn't believe Shoyoye's version of events. Cancilla said there were plenty of opportunities for him to stop the Jeep before it hit the salon, adding he could have crashed the Jeep into any number of parked cars or empty businesses.

-- with files from Aldo Santin

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 26, 2014 B2

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