Beaumont memorial held for highway crash victims
Friends and family of three men killed in a crash near Beaumont, Alta., last fall spent the weekend honouring the trio.
Brad Arsenault, Kole Novak and Thad Lake were killed when their car was hit by an alleged drunk driver last November.
The crash took place south of Beaumont on Highway 625.
On Saturday, the high school that two of them graduated from held a candlelight vigil for the three men.
Dozens of people also signed up to ride exercise bikes for 24 hours as a fundraiser for Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
Kole's father Zane Novak said drunk driving needs to stay at the front of peoples' minds in Alberta.
"We're going to have events like this all the time because people are going to be dying all the time," he said. "And we want that to stop. And we think that needs to stop through the politicians, what they get the courts to do to make real punishment because this is a real crime."
A 28-year-old man faces charges, including manslaughter, in the crash.
While manslaughter is not a typical charge in these types of incidents, RCMP said the accused's speed as well as his alleged impairment were objectively dangerous enough to cause the death of another person.
Beaumont is located 30 minutes south of Edmonton.