Fatal motor vehicle collision - Update

October 8, 2019
Pincher Creek, Alberta

News release


Pincher Creek RCMP can confirm charges have been sworn for this fatal collision.

Charged is a 39-year-old male from Cowley Alta. He is charged with Dangerous Driving Causing Death, Sec 320.13(3) and Fail to Stop after an accident resulting in a death, sec 320.16(3) both under the Criminal Code, also driving left of center, sec 12(1), and Failing to hold a subsisting Drivers licence, Sec 51(a) both under the rules of the road regulations under the traffic safety act.

He has been remanded in custody for court Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Pincher Creek provincial court, to speak to release on the charges.


On September 27 at 8:50 p.m., Pincher Creek Emergency Services and RCMP responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 3, one km west of Cowley, Alta.

A pickup truck and a pickup towing a holiday trailer had collided head on. The 59-year-old female passenger of the truck towing the trailer was deceased. The 60-year-old male driver of that truck was transported to hospital with undetermined injuries.

The driver of the other truck fled the scene on foot, and was arrested several hours later at his residence in Cowley. The RCMP continue to investigate the collision, with the assistance of specialized traffic units analysing the scene and the vehicles to determine the possible cause of this collision.

The road conditions were wet with rain falling at the time. Criminal charges are pending against the 39-year-old male driver who fled the scene.

Highway 3 at Cowley was closed for approximately nine hours to allow for police and emergency services to respond and investigate this collision. Further details will be released when the investigation is complete and all charges have been determined.


Contact information

Cpl Jeff Feist
Pincher Creek RCMP
403-632-6047 (cell)

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