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Man suspected of fleeing after fatal Memorial Drive crash arrested

A man who had been sought by police in connection with a fatal collision on Memorial Drive last month has been arrested.

30-year-old woman was killed after Ford Fusion struck median and rolled on July 2

A 38-year-old man has been arrested to face numerous charges in connection with a crash that killed a woman in July. (David Bell/CBC)

A man who had been sought by police in connection with a fatal collision on Memorial Drive last month has been arrested. 

Police say excessive speed and alcohol were factors in the collision, which happened at about 3 a.m. on July 2.

A Ford Fusion hit the raised centre median at 5A St. N.W., rolled onto the driver's side and then onto its roof.

The car slid across both eastbound lanes of Memorial, went off the road and became wrapped around a tree.

A 30-year-old woman who was in the front passenger seat died at the scene.

A 32-year-old woman in the back seat was taken to hospital in critical, life-threatening condition.  She remains in hospital.

The 38-year-old driver was also taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Dale Neisz, 38, is charged with:

  • Criminal negligence causing death.
  • Criminal negligence causing bodily harm.
  • Impaired driving causing death.
  • Impaired driving causing bodily harm.
  • Operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol level exceeding 80 mg% (.08) causing death.
  • Operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol level exceeding 81 mg% (.08), causing injury.

Warrants were issued for his arrest earlier this month. He is set to appear in court on Sept. 2.

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