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Lac Ste. Anne firefighter killed in collision near Barrhead

Joshua Pare-White, 24, was killed in a crash near Barrhead, Alta. Friday, April 26, 2019.
Joshua Pare-White, 24, was killed in a crash near Barrhead, Alta. Friday, April 26, 2019. Courtesy, Julien Bourgeois, Lac Ste. Anne County Fire Services

A Lac Ste. Anne firefighter has been identified as the man killed in a two-vehicle crash near Barrhead on Friday.

Chief Randy Schroeder said Joshua Pare-White, 24, was from Edmonton, but had been a member of Lac Ste. Anne County Fire Services since 2014.

In a Facebook post on the Lac Ste. Anne County page, Pare-White is described as “one of the many rising stars” in the service and as “a young and energetic soul who will be sorely missed by his fire family.”

In a news release Saturday, RCMP said officers responded to a collision on Highway 33 and Township Road 574 at 3:30 p.m. Friday.

READ MORE: Man, 24, dead after 2-vehicle collision on Highway 33 near Barrhead

“[The] preliminary investigation revealed a car was rear-ended by a truck while attempting to turn onto a side road,” RCMP said Saturday.
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The 24-year-old Edmonton man driving the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man driving the truck was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, RCMP said.

Calvin Carrier, of Calmar, Alta., has been charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death.

The 30-year-old is scheduled to appear in Barrhead Provincial Court on July 17.