RCMP in High Level say a Yellowknife woman was killed in a collision outside the Alberta community last week, and another Yellowknife resident faces charges as a result.
According to a statement issued by RCMP, the collision took place on Highway 35 near its intersection with Highway 697, south of High Level, on Saturday, June 24.
A Silverado truck and Dodge Ram collided, police said.
The Dodge Ram driver, named as 24-year-old Bradley Beaulieu, was said by RCMP to have been driving in the wrong lane at the time of the collision. RCMP said Beaulieu faces seven charges, the majority related to dangerous driving and driving while impaired causing death.
Police said a 33-year-old woman, a passenger in the Silverado, passed away at the scene. The 35-year-old male driver of the Silverado, who police said is also a Yellowknife resident, was seriously injured and taken to hospital. Neither were publicly identified by RCMP.
Beaulieu is in custody and will next appear in court in High Level on July 10, police stated.
RCMP initially issued a news release that misrepresented who was in each vehicle. On Thursday afternoon, police published a corrected version, adding: “The RCMP apologizes for the confusion.”