Man fled fatal collision on foot near Pincher Creek, Alta., faces charges
Luke Kessler of Cowley to appear in court Tuesday
A 39-year-old Alberta man is facing charges after a fatal collision involving two trucks northwest of Pincher Creek last Friday.
A female passenger died in the crash.
RCMP and emergency services responded to Highway 3, about one kilometre west of the Village of Cowley, just before 9 p.m. on Sept. 27.
Two pickup trucks, one hauling a vacation trailer, had collided head on.
The 59-year-old passenger of the truck towing the trailer died. The 60-year-old male driver of the same truck was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries, police said Friday.
The driver of the other truck, a 39-year-old male, fled the scene on foot, police said.
The road conditions were wet at the time, and Highway 3 was closed until early Saturday for the investigation.
Luke Kessler is facing charges including dangerous driving causing death, leaving the scene and driving without a valid licence, Pincher Creek RCMP said Monday in a release.
The Cowley resident is scheduled to appear in a Pincher Creek court Tuesday at 10 a.m.