May 22, 2015 9:27 am
Updated: May 22, 2015 10:29 am

Motorcyclist killed in Red Deer; man facing impaired driving charges

A 44-year-old central Alberta man was killed and a 30-year-old driver arrested for impaired driving causing death after a collision on Wednesday night.

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EDMONTON — A 30-year-old is facing a number of impaired driving related charges following a collision in Red Deer that killed a 44-year-old man.

The collision between a Ford 150 and the motorcycle happened at 19 Street and 30 Avenue around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Witnesses performed CPR and tried to revive the motorcycle driver before paramedics arrived, but the man died at the scene.

Chad Ryan Connatty is facing charges of impaired driving causing death, operation of motor vehicle over .08 causing death, impaired operation of a motor vehicle, blood alcohol exceeding .08, and driving while disqualified.

Connatty was schedule to make his first court appearance Friday morning at Alberta Provincial Court in Red Deer. He’s also facing charges on two separate incidents.

The victim, who is from the hamlet of Springbrook near Red Deer, is not being identified out of respect for his family’s privacy.


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