Woman charged over Sushi Café truck strike

Police have laid charges against a woman accused of being the driver who hit Yellowknife’s Sushi Café with a truck in the early hours of Sunday, July 15.

A white Ford F-150 pickup drove into the front of the café on Franklin Avenue, obliterating the wall and windows before coming to rest with its front half wedged among chairs and tables.

The driver subsequently abandoned the truck and fled the scene. Nobody was inside the café at the time.


On Thursday, just over a month after the incident, RCMP announced they had arrested and charged a suspect.

Yellowknife resident Kimberley Ongahak, 36, is charged with impaired operation of a vehicle, dangerous operation of a vehicle, and taking a vehicle without consent.

She has been released and will next appear in court on September 11.

Sushi Café reopened, with a smaller dining room while repairs are completed, at the start of August.