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Man charged in fatal crash returns to court in February

A Lacombe man charged in connection with a fatal motor vehicle collision will return to court on Feb. 8.

Matthew Lawrence Engelman, 24, is charged with impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing death, and refusing to provide a breath sample.

On Friday in Red Deer provincial court, the court heard Engelman was changing lawyers and his new lawyer needed about a month to prepare.

Emergency crews were called to a crash at the intersection of Hwy 20 and Aspelund Road, northwest of Sylvan Lake, at 9 p.m. on Sept. 21, 2012.

Police allege that a pickup truck crossed the centre line and struck an oncoming pickup truck.

A Breton man, 41-year-old Randy Pinch, was extracted from his vehicle and rushed by STARS air ambulance to the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton.

Pinch died in hospital on Oct. 2.

Engelman was scheduled to appear in Red Deer provincial court on Friday.

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