Glace Bay woman charged in death of boyfriend after allegedly hitting him with car

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Published on April 18, 2014
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 A 26-year-old Glace Bay woman has been charged in connection with the death of her boyfriend.

Christina Michelle Croney of Woodward Street is charged with criminal negligence causing death by operating a vehicle in an excessive manner and dangerous driving causing death.

The charges were filed April 17 with the Sydney provincial court and Croney was released on conditions that include she have no contact with the victim's family, she report in person, once a week to Cape Breton Regional Police and that she stay away from Dolphin Crescent in Glace Bay.

Terrance Matthew Somerton, 26, died April 5 as a result of injuries sustained when he was struck by a vehicle on Leslie Lane March 30. Somerton was initially hospitalized in Sydney but later transferred to the QE II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, where he died.

Croney is now scheduled to return to provincial court May 27 to enter pleas to the charges.

Police were called to the area of Leslie Lane shortly after 9 a.m. on March 30 after receiving a report of a woman hitting her boyfriend with a vehicle and then fleeing the scene.

The vehicle was located later that day and the woman was arrested and taken into custody but later released.