Truck driver charged after vehicle plowed into crowd during residential school memorial march

WARNING: This story contains distressing details.

A man has been criminally charged after the vehicle he was driving plowed into several people during a memorial march for residential school survivors in Mission, B.C., earlier this year.

Richard Albert Manuel, 77, was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle on Tuesday. 

Dozens of people were marching down Lougheed Highway near the site of the former St. Mary’s Indian Residential School on June 4 when the incident occurred.

Witnesses said the driver of a blue Chevrolet Silverado made racist comments and blatant threats before plowing into at least four people. They said he then left the scene. 

One victim suffered a concussion and soft-tissue damage to his hip. Another was

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