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A Dentons partner has been charged with drunken driving following a hit-and-run accident that killed a 16-year-old girl Sunday evening in Edmonton, Canada.

Shane Stevenson, a corporate partner in the Edmonton office of Dentons Canada, has been suspended from the firm pending further investigation, a spokeswoman for the global legal giant confirmed Tuesday to The American Lawyer.

Chloe Wiwchar, 16, was crossing in a marked crosswalk on Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton’s main thoroughfare, at about 11 p.m. when she was struck by a pickup truck driven by Stevenson, which immediately fled the scene, according to Canadian media reports.

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Meghan Tribe

Meghan Tribe is a reporter covering the changing face of Big Law, from lateral moves and work-from-home programs to diversity initiatives. Contact her at [email protected] On Twitter: @TribeMeghan

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