APTN Investigates: The Crash

Melissa RidgenThe lives of three families are shattered because a motor vehicle collision left a teen girl dead, a young man paralyzed and another girl injured.A lengthy police investigation yielded no charges against the driver and has left them with more questions than answers.

Host/Producer - Winnipeg

Melissa is a proud Red River Metis and award-winning journalist who has spent more 14 years covering crime, courts, politics, business and entertainment for newspapers in four provinces.
She then joined APTN Investigates in 2009 and APTN National News in 2018 and in that time has garnered numerous awards and nominations including from the World Indigenous Television Broadcasters Network (2013), Canadian Association of Journalists (2016, 2019) and Canadian Screen Awards (2018, 2019).

2 thoughts on “APTN Investigates: The Crash

  1. I feel very angry, sad and frustrated that this accident could happen and no one is held accountable. What a tawdry investigation; and the reporters/ investigators for aptn were charged for the file? I thought we have a Freedom if Information Program. So, it would not be available to me as I could afford the price?
    I mourn the losses of this family. Ms. Jacobs deserves Justice. And, in turn, perhaps this Justice would bring some comfort to her family and friends.
    Is there no way that they can bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the person who is known to have caused the death and permanent harm to the others? I do not know if we in Canada have that ability as you hear in the US. However I would exhaust all methods beyond the legal ( as there was nothing done) and take this to a lawyer; perhaps they can sue for liability.
    My prayers are with you all. I admire your reports and , although, it breaks my heart , At the least I can offer prayers to the family.
    Peace,
    Gayle Pard

  2. I feel very angry, sad and frustrated that this accident could happen and no one is held accountable. What a tawdry investigation; and the reporters/ investigators for aptn were charged for the file? I thought we have a Freedom if Information Program. So, it would not be available to me as I could afford the price?
    I mourn the losses of this family. Ms. Jacobs deserves Justice. And, in turn, perhaps this Justice would bring some comfort to her family and friends.
    Is there no way that they can bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the person who is known to have caused the death and permanent harm to the others? I do not know if we in Canada have that ability as you hear in the US. However I would exhaust all methods beyond the legal ( as there was nothing done) and take this to a lawyer; perhaps they can sue for liability.
    My prayers are with you all. I admire your reports and , although, it breaks my heart , At the least I can offer prayers to the family.
    Peace,
    Gayle Pard

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