Medicine Hat, Alberta – On September 11, 2017 at approximately 1:06 PM a 2002 Dodge Ram was stolen from Bassett Crescent NW, along with an attached utility trailer. While the suspect fled in the truck, he reached excessive speeds, estimated at around 100 kmh. As the truck entered the intersection of 12 Street NE at Division Avenue N it struck a van with two occupants causing that van to flip and strike another vehicle, causing minor injuries to those inside each vehicle. The stolen truck continued to flee from that scene at an extreme rate of speed through the Crescent Heights High School playground zone and east on 12 Street NE.
As the stolen truck approached the T-intersection at Parkview Drive NE, it entered the intersection and struck a Toyota Camry at a high rate of speed. The driver of the Toyota Camry, an 18-year-old female of Medicine Hat, was pronounced deceased on scene after attempts to revive her were unsuccessful.
A 25-year-old Medicine Hat male is in custody facing charges of; dangerous driving, dangerous driving causing death, failure to stop at the scene of an accident, possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of stolen property under $5,000 and attempting to disarm a police officer. Additional charges are pending further investigation. The male suffered minor injuries resulting from the collisions and was treated at hospital.
The male is scheduled for a bail hearing on Tuesday, September 12,, 2017.
Police are asking for anyone who witnessed any of these events to contact the Traffic Unit at 403-529-8471, if you have not already provided a statement.
Medicine Hat Police Service