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Court appearance for Cochrane man charged in fatal crash

CALGARY – A young man charged with impaired driving causing death in a crash near Cochrane earlier this month, has had his case adjourned until January.

According to RCMP, a 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck was driving southbound in the northbound lane of Highway 22 when it sideswiped two oncoming vehicles in the northbound lane.

The Chevy pickup then collided head-on with a northbound Subaru Impreza, trapping the driver inside the vehicle.

17-year-old Brandon Thomas, the driver of the Subaru, died at the scene of the crash.

The Driver of the Chevy pickup, 22-year-old Ryan Jordan Gibson, was arrested by RCMP at the scene.

He’s charged with six offences, including impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

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Gibson’s case has been adjourned until January 24th to give his lawyers more time to get all the evidence.