Edson RCMP investigate fatal motor vehicle and cyclist collision – UPDATE: Charges Laid

Edmonton, Alberta – Today, Justin Lyle Jensen, 35, of Yellowhead County has been charged with:

  • Impaired driving causing death
  • Refuse to comply with demand of a peace officer

On July 5, 2017 Jensen was driving the vehicle that was involved in a collision that resulted in the death of Austin Edwards MacDougall, an off-duty RCMP member, in Edson, Alberta.

Mr. Jensen has been released on bail with conditions to appear in Edson Provincial Court on July 18th 2017 at 10:00 am.

BACKGROUND

RCMP 22Edson, Alberta – On July 5, 2017, at approximately 9:00 p.m. RCMP responded to a complaint on Range Road 181, west of Edson, where a cyclist was struck by a motor vehicle. The cyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The investigation is continuing with resources from Edson and Hinton Detachments as well as members of the Alberta RCMP Criminal Collision Investigation Team.

There will be no further updates until July 6, 2017 after 9:00 a.m.

If you have information about this incident, please call the Edson RCMP at 780-723-8832 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

More information has been provided on this incident:

Police Confirm Cyclist Involved in Fatal Collision Was Off Duty RCMP Member

Edson RCMP


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