18-Year-Old Fairview Male Charged with Impaired Driving from May 2016 Fatal Collision

RCMP-1205Fairview, Alberta – As a result of the investigation into the fatal motor vehicle collision on May 16, 2016, Zackery Dewitz, 18-years-old of Fairview, AB has been charged with the following offences:


Impaired Driver Causing Death• Impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death
• Impaired operation over 80 mg% of a motor vehicle causing death
• Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death

These charges are scheduled before the Fairview Provincial Courthouse on November 23, 2016. The name of the deceased will not be released.


May 16, 2016

Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision on Township Road 822 near Range Road 31

Fairview, Alberta – On 2016 May 14 at approximately 4:30 A.M., RCMP members from the Fairview Detachment along with Fairview Fire and Fairview EMS were dispatched to a single vehicle collision north east of Fairview. A 16 year old female was transported by STARS to the Grande Prairie Hospital who later that day was pronounced deceased. EMS personnel transported an 18 year old male to Fairview hospital who was later airlifted to Edmonton.

The Fairview RCMP are presently investigating this collision with the assistance of the Peace River Collision
Analyst. All possible contributing factors related to this collision are being considered and this collision remains under investigation. No charges have been laid at this time.

Fairview RCMP