Calgary man charged with impaired driving over 3 months after fatal crash
A 30-year-old Calgary man is facing various dangerous driving offences, including impaired driving, in a March crash that killed one man and injured several other people.
The crash happened on Glenmore Trail S.W., just west of Crowchild Trail S.W., at about 4:30 p.m. on March 27.
Alexander Shaun Soop is charged with offences including impaired driving causing death and dangerous operation of a motorized vehicle causing death.
“A Dodge Ram with two occupants, was travelling westbound on Glenmore Trail S.W. when it attempted to overtake a Pontiac Grand Prix traveling in the right hand lane,” police said in a statement on Thursday. “The Dodge Ram made contact with the Grand Prix, causing extensive damage.”
Police said the driver of the Grand Prix pulled over safely, but the Dodge Ram then crossed the median into the eastbound lane of Glenmore Trail, hitting a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Police said that Jeep rolled over, throwing the driver from the vehicle. He was declared dead at the scene and a passenger was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition.
The Dodge Ram also struck an eastbound Isuzu Rodeo, causing its two occupants to be taken to hospital after their car was pushed onto the shoulder. Those people were later released from hospital.
Watch below: One person was killed in a collision on Glenmore Trail. Sarah Offin reports March 27.
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