Fort Saskatchewan woman dies in crash on Alberta Highway 1A, Morley woman charged with Impaired Driving

Cochrane, Alberta – Cochrane RCMP have laid charges as a result of the fatal motor vehicle collision which occurred on Highway 1A near Morley Road on Aug. 19, 2022, at approximately 7:35 p.m. As a result of this collision, 53-year-old Samantha Wylie, a Fort Saskatchewan resident, was declared deceased at the scene.

Highway 1A
Highway 1A

Kendra Bigstony (33) of Morley, Alta., has been charged with the following offences:

· Operation while impaired by alcohol causing death (over 0.08)

· Operation while impaired causing death

· Operation while impaired by alcohol causing bodily harm (over 0.08)

· Operation while impaired causing bodily harm

· Driver in accident fail to remain at scene

· Drive while suspended or disqualified

After a judicial hearing, Bigstony was released from custody on conditions and will be appearing in Cochrane Provincial court on Aug. 30, 2022, at 9 a.m.

The investigation continues and Cochrane RCMP are looking for anyone who may have witnessed the collision and/or who may have dash cam/video footage.

If you have any information regarding this collision, please contact Cochrane RCMP at 403-932-2211. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Background

August 20, 2022

Cochrane RCMP on scene at serious motor vehicle collision – Update #1

Cochrane, Alta. – On August 19, 2022 at approximately 7:35 pm, Cochrane RCMP along with Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched to a two vehicle collision on Highway 1A near Morley Road involving a motorcycle and SUV. Investigation reveals that the SUV was traveling West oh Highway 1A when it crossed with yellow center line and collided head on with the motorcycle.

The driver of the motorcycle, a 53-year-old female from Fort Saskatchewan was declared deceased at the scene.

The investigation into this collision continues. Our condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

An update will be sent when further information is available.

BACKGROUND

Aug. 19, 2022

Cochrane RCMP on scene at serious motor vehicle collision

Cochrane, Alta. – Cochrane RCMP are currently on scene at a serious motor vehicle collision on Highway 1A. Be advised Highway 1A is currently closed between Morley Road and Highway 1X.

The RCMP Collision Reconstructionist is attending the scene. RCMP are asking people to avoid that area.

An update will be sent when available.

Cochrane RCMP

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