Paige pleads guilty for leaving crash scene

A Duncan woman charged in connection with the crash that killed 17-year-old Daniel Hopkins in April 2012 has pleaded guilty to failing to remain at the scene of an accident.

Lorna Paige appeared via video before Justice Doug Halfyard in B.C. Supreme Court on Monday. Paige, a member of the Cowichan Tribes, was charged with impaired driving causing death and failing to stop at an accident scene causing death.

About 5:30 a.m. on April 1, 2012, Mounties found Hopkins lying injured on the road. He was taken by ambulance to hospital, but died that night. The case has been adjourned to April 28 to fix a date for sentencing.