November 29, 2020

UPDATED: Regina man who was struck by vehicle while in Cayman Islands dies from injuries

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UPDATE re driver of vehicle involved in collision with now deceased male in vacinity of Lone Star re bailed

Following requests regarding the status of the driver of the vehicle involved in this collision.

The RCIPS can confirm that the female driver of the vehicle involved in the fatal collision returned to the police station today on bail.

She was interviewed in relation to the matter and then re-bailed, pending completion of the investigation and submission of file to the legal department for ruling.

Once the legal department has reviewed the file and the evidence gathered, they will advise on what/if charges should be laid against the driver.

From the RCIPS

The RCIPS regrets to inform you of the death Mr. Daniel MARCE.

Mr. Marce passed away on Wednesday the 13th of February 2013 at about 12:13am.

Mr. Marce was the pedestrian that was struck by a vehicle driven by a female driver along the west bay road in the vicinity of the Lone Star Restaurant on February the 9th at about 10:22pm

Following the accident, Mr. Marce was treated at the George Town Hospital and then transferred to Jacksonville Memorial Hospital in Miami, he was subsequently transported to his home town of Regina Canada, where he passed away on early Wednesday morning, with his family members by his hospital bedside. Mr. Marce was 67yrs old.

As previously stated the driver of the vehicle was arrested on suspicion of DUI and is presently on police bail. Investigations into the accident are ongoing.

The Star Phoenix Story

By Pamela Cowan, The Leader-Post

REGINA — Reginans are paying tribute to Dan Marce who died with his family at his side in Regina early Wednesday morning.

The 66-year-old suffered multiple injuries after he was struck by a vehicle Friday night while on vacation with his wife, Jan, and friends in the Cayman Islands.

Marce initially received medical care in the Caymans, but was later transported via air ambulance to a Miami hospital and then transferred to Regina.

“We’re very saddened and we knew that it was very serious and it would be tough for him to make it through,” said Jim Hopson, the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ president and CEO. “You always hope … We think about Dan, but we also think about his sons. We’re going to miss him. He was a big part of what we did with the Plaza (of Honor) and he did a lot of work on the history books. He’s going to be missed.”

Bob Hughes, former executive editor of the Leader-Post, knew Marce for years through numerous sports activities and later as a publisher.

“We were part of the same golf group at the Wascana,” Hughes said. “The first project he and I did together was the history of the Regina Rams. He was a great publisher. He was just relentless in keeping me on deadlines.”

Later, Hughes spent countless days collaborating with Marce on The Big Dig: The Miracle of Wascana Centre.

“We were at the Saskatchewan Archives and I think we looked at about 6,000 pictures,” Hughes said. “He just had a remarkable record of achievement in the publishing business.”

Marce was also a good friend to many people, Hughes reflected.

“If you needed something, he would do it for you,” Hughes said. “He was as stubborn as a donkey. If he got something in his mind, he would not let it go until it happened. But usually he was right. If you had him on your side in any kind of project, you didn’t have to worry about anything.”

With files from Murray McCormick

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