Oyen RCMP charge male after fatal motor vehicle collision

Oyen, Alberta – A 30-year-old male from Calgary is facing a number of charges after Oyen RCMP investigated a fatal collision yesterday.

On February 10, 2019 at approximately 9:00 p.m., Oyen RCMP responded to Highway 9 near Range Road 50 for a single vehicle collision. An SUV transporting the driver and two passengers had left the roadway and rolled.

As result of the collision, a 33-year-old male passenger who was seated in the rear, and a 31-year-old male passenger seated in the front sustained injuries and were transported to an area hospital. Unfortunately, the 33-year-old male passenger died of his injuries a short time later. The front seat passenger was treated for his injuries.

Fatal Collision
File Photo – Fatal Collision

Sompasong Rattanathongsay (30) was arrested at scene and charged with the following offences:

– Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle Causing Death

– Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle Causing Bodily Harm

– Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle

Rattanathongsay was released by a Justice to appear in Hanna Provincial Court on February 27, 2019.

As this matter is now before the courts no further information will be provided.


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