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Driver, 24, arrested for causing death of young cyclist in Brandon

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Friends of Mourners Antoine Sutherland have placed flowers and other items in his memory. (Archive photo)


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Un man from Brandon, west of Winnipeg, was arrested for fatally hitting a teenager in October 2023. Police say he was driving at twice the legal limit.

On October 5 at approximately 5:00 p.m., police were notified of a collision between a vehicle and a cyclist.

The cyclist, Antoine Sutherland, was 15 years old. He was struck while crossing Victoria Avenue northbound on his way home from school. He was taken to hospital by ambulance where he was pronounced dead.

According to a press release from the City of Brandon, the 24-year-old driver stopped at the scene and waited for police and emergency services. He was not injured.

An investigation by Brandon Police, the Forensic Identification Unit and a collision analyst determined that the accused's vehicle was rolling dangerously westbound on Victoria Avenue when he struck the cyclist.

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The City says the police arrested the driver on December 27, 2023 following consultation with Crown prosecutors.

He will appear in court on February 26, 2024, charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116