Advertisement

Impaired driving charges laid in fatal west Edmonton collision

A number of emergency vehicles could be seen on Edmonton's 100 Avenue between 167 Street and 168 Street at about 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Eric Beck/ Global News

A 39-year-old man has been charged with several impaired driving-related charges after a fatal collision in west Edmonton in May.

A 75-year-old man was killed in a head-on collision between a Ford F-150 and a Dodge Caravan in the area of 100 Avenue and 167 Street on May 27. Three other people who were in the van — a 69-year-old woman, a 32-year-old man and three-year-old boy — were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Read more: Man dead, 4 people injured after head-on crash in west Edmonton: AHS

Police said the truck was driving west in the eastbound-only lanes of 100 Avenue when it collided head-on with the van.

The 75-year-old man, who was driving the van, was pronounced dead at the scene. A family friend identified him as Walter McLean.

Story continues below advertisement
A family friend identified the man killed in the crash as Walter McLean, 75.
A family friend identified the man killed in the crash as Walter McLean, 75. Courtesy: Cheyenne Lizotte

The driver of the truck was taken to hospital in serious but stable condition.

At the time, police said speed and alcohol were believed to be factors in the collision.

Click to play video: 'Speed, alcohol considered factors in fatal west Edmonton collision' Speed, alcohol considered factors in fatal west Edmonton collision
Speed, alcohol considered factors in fatal west Edmonton collision – May 28, 2020

On Wednesday, Edmonton police said the driver of the truck has since been charged.

Story continues below advertisement

Ebraheem Jomha is charged with one count each of: impaired driving causing death, impaired driving over 80 mg causing death, impaired driving causing bodily harm, impaired driving over 80 mg causing bodily harm, dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

Jomha was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 21.

Sponsored content