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Saturday , 28 May 2022

MD Peace Officer charged in fatal car accident

Cold Lake RCMP with the assistance of St. Paul Traffic Services have concluded their investigation into a fatal car accident that left two dead.

In an earlier press release, RCMP stated that shortly after 6:00 a.m., on Aug. 23, 2021, there was a report of a serious motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles.

 

A Community Peace Officer from Bonnyville had attempted to stop a 4-door sedan for a traffic safety violation. The sedan was heading southbound on Highway 892 and failed to stop at a controlled intersection at Highway 28. A collision subsequently occurred with a pickup truck heading eastbound on Highway 28.

Two out of six occupants of the sedan have died as a result of injuries sustained in this collision; a 25-year-old female and a 19-year-old male, both from the Elizabeth Métis Settlement. The four other occupants of the sedan were transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The two occupants of the pickup truck were assessed for minor injuries by Emergency Medical Services on scene.

 

RCMP, in consultation with the St. Paul Chief Crown Prosecutor, have charged a MD of Bonnyville Community Peace Officer with Careless Driving of the Traffic Safety Act. A first appearance is scheduled in Cold Lake Provincial Court on Apr. 13, 2022.

 

The name of the officer can not be released.

 

As this matter is before the court no further details can be provided.

 

 

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