Wednesday, October 5, 2022

RCMP upgrade charges in November fatal Coalhurst intersection crash

A Lethbridge man is now facing four charges in connection to a fatal crash at the Coalhurst intersection two months ago.

36 year old Wesley Brian Phillips was originally charged with refusing to provide a blood sample.

Coaldale RCMP say they’ve upgraded the charges against Phillips to include operating of a motor vehicle while impaired, dangerous driving causing death, and failing to comply with a probation order.

A 66 year old Coalhurst woman was killed November 25th. She was stopped at a stop sign at Highway 3 and the railway tracks when a westbound car slammed into her SUV.

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Mounties said at the time both alcohol and speed were considered factors.

Phillips is scheduled to have his case back in a Lethbridge courtroom on February 14th.

Wesley Brian Phillips has now been charges with;

  1. Failure or refusal to comply with a demand resulting in a collision causing death – contrary to Section 320.15(1) of the Criminal Code.
  2. Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired/over 80mg% causing death – contrary to Section 320.15(3) of the Criminal Code.
  3. Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death – Contrary ro Section 320.13(3) of the Criminal Code.
  4. Fail to comply with a probation order – contrary to Section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code
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