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Wednesday , 30 September 2020

Impaired driving cause of death in collision north of Plamandon

Charges have been laid against a Plamandon man after a two-vehicle collision led to a death.

At roughly 4:30 Tuesday morning,  Lac La Biche RCMP responded to a report of a two vehicle collision on Birch Grove Road north of Plamondon, Alta.

The RCMP’s said their preliminary investigation revealed a head on collision occurred with two SUV’s on Birch Grove Road.

A 54-year-old male driver of one of the SUV’s from Plamondon was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The male driver of the other SUV, 48-year-old Ignaty Scherbakov of Plamondon, was arrested and charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death.

He was released after a judicial hearing and will be appearing in Lac La Biche Provincial Court on Aug. 31, 2020.

Lac La Biche RCMP along with a RCMP Collision Analyst continue to investigate.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connect Media. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.