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Man fled fatal collision on foot near Pincher Creek, Alta., faces charges

A 39-year-old Alberta man is facing charges after a collision between two trucks northwest of Pincher Creek last Friday left a female passenger dead.

Luke Kessler of Cowley to appear in court Tuesday

Luke Kessler of Cowley is facing charges including dangerous driving causing death, leaving the scene of an accident and driving without a valid driver's licence, Pincher Creek RCMP said Monday. (David Bell/CBC)

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.

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