Alberta man charged with manslaughter, RCMP allege he ‘perpetrated’ crash east of Red Deer

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A 45-year-old Delburne, Alta. man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with a crash east of Red Deer last month that left the driver of another vehicle dead.

RCMP said Daniel Wayne Newsham is accused of manslaughter in the death of Stanley Dick who died after two pickup trucks collided on Aug. 14.

Police allege Newsham followed Dick’s truck with his own truck and “perpetrated the collision” which led to Dick’s truck rolling over. Dick later died of his injuries.

Last month, Mounties told media that on the night of Aug. 14, officers were told about a “suspicious” Dodge Dakota pickup truck in the Delburne area. They said that truck was driven onto a rural property where it got stuck before the driver “took a Ford F150 from the property.”

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At the time, police alleged the complainant – Newsham – was following the Dodge and continued following the Ford F150 after but did not say why the truck was being reported as “suspicious.”

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According to police, Newsham’s truck and the Ford F150 being driven by Dick, collided near Highway 42 and Range Road 240. Dick was airlifted to hospital in Calgary by STARS Air Ambulance where he later died of his injuries.

On Friday, RCMP said Newsham had been released from custody with conditions and was scheduled to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on Oct. 14.

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