Rocky Mountain House RCMP investigate pedestrian fatality – Update – Charges laid

O’Chiese First Nation, Alberta – Investigation into a fatal pedestrian collision which occurred on Jan. 25 has led the RCMP in Rocky Mountain House to lay charges.

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Shania Destiny Lynn Whitehorse (22) has been charged with Impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death and impaired operation of a motor vehicle over 80 mgs% causing death.

The name of the victim will not be released as she is a youth.

Shania Whitehorse is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court in Rocky Mountain House on March 4, 2020.

BACKGROUND

Jan. 28, 2020

Rocky Mountain House RCMP investigate pedestrian fatality

O’Chiese First Nation, Alta. – On Jan. 25, just prior to 6:00 a.m., the RCMP in Rocky Mountain House responded to a complaint of a disturbance on the O’Chiese First Nation. Responding members determined that there was a motor vehicle collision and a young female pedestrian was struck.

The 17-year-old female was transported to the hospital with critical injuries. On Jan. 27, the female succumbed to her injuries and died in the hospital.

The investigation is ongoing. A collision analyst attended to conduct a scene examination.

The 22-year-old female driver was arrested on scene, and charges are anticipated pending the outcome of the investigation.

An update will be provided when available.

Rocky Mountain House RCMP



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