Calgary man charged in death of limo driver

Shafiqur Rahman (second from left) with his wife and two sons.  -
Shafiqur Rahman (second from left) with his wife and two sons.
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A 20-year-old Calgary man has been charged with dangerous driving causing death and impaired driving causing death in the tragic crash last January that killed a limousine driver for Richmond-based Aerocar Service.

Delta's Shafiqur Rahman, 54, died when his limo exploded and became engulfed in flames during a collision with a Ford pick-up truck that police suspect crossed the centre line on Jan. 28.

Rahman was the sole provider for his family, and in the midst of putting his eldest son through university and also has a teenage boy in high school.

"He was an excellent and professional chauffeur who was well liked by his fellow chauffeurs," his employer said.

On Tuesday morning, police announced that North Vancouver Crown had approved the charges against Jacob Mitzimberg, 20. He is scheduled to make his first appearance in North Vancouver court on Dec. 5.

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