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Police lay charges in fatal collision

For Immediate Release: 07-Aug-2019 @ 11:20 AM
MRU #: TR19R012-1

The Edmonton Police Service has charged a 28-year-old male driver in relation to a fatal collision on 41 Avenue SW that took place earlier this year.

Piyush Sharma, 28, was issued a Promise to Appear for dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm (x2). He is expected in court on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019.

 

Background

At approximately 2:30 a.m., Sunday, April 14, 2019, Southwest Division officers responded to the report of a two-vehicle collision in the area of 41 Avenue SW and Highway 2.

 

It was reported to police that a 2008 Jeep Wrangler was travelling northbound on the Highway 2 off ramp at 41 Avenue SW when it reportedly failed to stop for a red light at the intersection and struck a 2009 Kia Rio that was allegedly travelling eastbound on 41 Avenue SW on a green light.


EMS responded, treated and transported the three occupants of the Kia Rio to hospital where one of the 24-year-old male passengers was pronounced deceased.  The other occupants of the Rio, a 50-year-old male driver and a second 24-year-old male passenger, suffered non-life threatening injuries. The 28-year-old male driver of the Wrangler reportedly did not sustain any injuries.

 

Alcohol and drugs were not considered factors in this collision.



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