OAP, 91, accused of killing tot in horror crash when car mounted pavement dies before trial

A 91-YEAR-OLD woman accused of killing a tot by dangerous driving when her car mounted the pavement has died.

Xander Irvine, aged three was out for a walk with his mum, Victoria on June 30 last year when a red Kia ploughed into them in front of a charity shop in Edinburgh.

The toddler, described by his heartbroken parents Victoria and Paul as a ‘happy, bubbly, intelligent little boy’, was rushed to hospital but later died from his injuries.

Mum Victoria was treated in hospital for her injuries and later released.

Driver of the Kia Picanto, Edith Duncan, suffered no injuries and was arrested weeks later.

She appeared in private on petition at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last October charged with causing death by dangerous driving and while uninsured.

Duncan made no plea and she was released on bail with a trial expected to take place next month.

But the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service has now confirmed the case is now closed after the pensioner died on May 16.

A spokesperson said: “As the accused is now deceased, criminal proceedings are at an end.”