Morinville RCMP lay charges in relation to fatal collision

Submitted by Morinville RCMP

After a lengthy investigation involving assistance from the RCMP Collision Analyst, charges have been laid in relation to a fatal motor vehicle collision which occurred on Jan. 27, 2016.

At 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 27, 2016 a westbound passenger vehicle with four occupants collided with a commercial vehicle towing a loaded flat deck trailer. As a result of this collision, a 17-year-old male passenger was deceased on scene. The other three occupants of the vehicle were transported via ground ambulance to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries while the driver of the commercial vehicle was not injured.

On July 10, 2016 charges were laid. A provincial charge of Fail to Yield to a Motor Vehicle when entering a highway has been laid against the 58-year-old male driver of the commercial truck.

Provincial charges of Careless Driving and Speeding have been laid against the 18-year-old female driver of the car.

All charges will be heard in Morinville Provincial Court on Aug. 25, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.

Names of the drivers are not being released by the RCMP.

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