Hearing set into fatal crash

A preliminary hearing date has been set for a Lacombe man charged in connection with a fatal crash last September.

A preliminary hearing date has been set for a Lacombe man charged in connection with a fatal crash last September.

Matthew Lawrence Engelman, 24, will have a preliminary hearing on Oct. 11 in Red Deer provincial court. He was charged with impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing death, and refusing to provide a breath sample.

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 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.