Cold Lake man charged in connection with deadly crash on Highway 28 last year

A file photo of an RCMP cruiser.
A file photo of an RCMP cruiser. File / Global News

A 21-year-old man from Cold Lake, Alta., has been charged with impaired driving causing death in connection with a fatal crash on Highway 28 last November.

In a news release, the RCMP said Coby Badger has also been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, operating a motor vehicle without holding a subsisting operator’s licence, operating an uninsured motor vehicle on the highway and transporting liquor in an open container.

The charges stem from a two-vehicle collision that occurred on Highway 28 by Range Road 624 at about 7:40 a.m. on Nov. 5, 2020. Cold Lake RCMP officers responded to the scene and found a truck had collided with an SUV. The 55-year-old driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene while the driver of the truck was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

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At the time, police said a preliminary investigation suggested the truck was headed north on Highway 28 when it collided head-on with the SUV, which was headed south. The RCMP said that a third vehicle went into the ditch off the highway to avoid the other two vehicles after the crash. The driver of that vehicle was not injured.

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The RCMP said Badger is next scheduled to appear in court on May 12.

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