Charges laid months after fa­tal car crash

Calgary Herald - - CITY + REGION -

COALHURST Im­paired driv­ing charges have been laid against a Leth­bridge res­i­dent nearly five months after a fa­tal two-ve­hi­cle col­li­sion.

The crash hap­pened on High­way 3 near Coalhurst on June 25 when RCMP say a Toy­ota Corolla head­ing east in the west­bound lanes col­lided with a Chevro­let Im­pala.

The driver of the sec­ond ve­hi­cle — a 42-year-old man from the Pi­ikani Na­tion — died en route to hos­pi­tal, while a 12-year-old girl in the same auto was taken for treat­ment of trauma and mi­nor back in­juries.

The Corolla driver was not se­ri­ously in­jured but was taken to hos­pi­tal as a pre­cau­tion.

Dou­glas Bag­nall, 62, was ar­rested Nov. 18 on charges of im­paired oper­a­tion of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle caus­ing death and op­er­at­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle with a blood-al­co­hol con­cen­tra­tion ex­ceed­ing 80 mil­ligrams caus­ing death.

Bag­nall has been re­leased from cus­tody and is sched­uled to ap­pear in Leth­bridge court Nov. 27.

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