Edson, Alberta – On September 24th, 2016 at approximately 7:00 PM Edson RCMP received a complaint of an off-highway vehicle collision on the Crick’s Creek road. Police, Fire and EMS responded to the collision scene where a man was located deceased as a result of the collision.
One man was arrested at the scene in relation to this incident. A RCMP Collision Analyst was contacted and attended the scene to assist with the investigation. The deceased is believed to have been a pedestrian on the roadway at the time.
“The consequences for operating off-highway vehicles while impaired are the same as any other motor vehicle,” states Acting Corporal Karen Brideau. “Edson RCMP will continue to conduct pro-active patrols on rural roadways to ensure the safety of the public.”
Edson RCMP have laid charges in this investigation. Addison SHELTON of Yellowhead County has been charged with two counts under Section 255 of the Criminal Code being impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death and impaired operation of a motor vehicle exceeding 80mg% causing death. Mr. SHELTON has been released to appear in Edson Provincial Court on October 4th, 2016.
This same date there was a Poker Rally held by the local ATV Association. Police were in attendance at that event and this collision and persons involved are not related to that event.