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A Winnipeg man has been charged with criminal negligence causing death after a 51-year-old man walking in Transcona was struck and killed by a snowmobile last month.
The 22-year-old driver of the snowmobile was arrested and charged on Friday.
Police say the man, who was released on a promise to appear in court, has been co-operative with investigators.
Ken Stammers was walking in a field east of the 500 block of Redonda Street near Paulley Drive at about 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 13 when a snowmobile hit him in an area where police have said snowmobiling is not allowed.
"(This is) a very tragic event, and somewhat unique," said Winnipeg Police Service spokesman Const. Jason Michalyshen.
The death drew attention to illegal snowmobiling within city limits.
There are only five areas, close to the edges of the city, where snowmobilers can legally ride, according to a city map. Stammers' death also led to two city councillors presenting a motion to review city bylaws about the rules around off-road vehicles.
A relative of the victim offered no comment Monday on the charges being laid.