Fatal Easter weekend crash brings impaired driving charges against Calgary man
Alexander Shawn Soop, 30, is charged with six offences after major collision involving 4 vehicles
Police have charged a 30-year-old Calgary man with numerous criminal offences, nearly four months after he was involved in a fatal crash that sent a vehicle careening over the Glenmore Trail median and into oncoming traffic.
Alexander Shawn Soop faces charges of dangerous driving causing death and impaired driving causing death, among other charges, in connection with the Easter weekend collision.
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Police said a pickup truck was westbound on Glenmore Trail near Crowchild Trail on March 27 when the driver tried to overtake a Pontiac Grand Prix.
In the process, the truck sideswiped the car. The truck then rotated, crossed the median into oncoming traffic and collided with a Jeep and an Isuzu.
The driver of the Jeep, a man in his 60s, was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. His wife suffered life-threatening injuries.
Soop was also injured in the crash and taken to hospital, along with another man and woman, each in their 40s, who were transported in stable condition.
All told, Soop faces six charges:
- dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death
- dangerous of operation of motor vehicle causing bodily harm
- impaired driving by alcohol causing death
- impaired driving by alcohol causing bodily harm
- impaired driving over .08 causing bodily harm
- impaired driving over .08 causing death