Red Deer man charged in crash that killed uncle will be kept in police custody

A Red Deer man charged in a single-vehicle crash in 2008 that killed his uncle will remain in custody.

A Red Deer man charged in a single-vehicle crash in 2008 that killed his uncle will remain in custody.

Matthew Duda, 22, was remanded in custody until Dec. 11 so he can secure a lawyer, Red Deer court heard on Friday.

He faces charges of dangerous driving causing death and failing to remain at the scene of an accident and provide assistance for an injured person in the June 4, 2008, rollover near Sylvan Lake. Ross Loblaw, 36, of Delburne was killed in the collision.

Murray Shack, a lawyer for the Legal Aid Society of Alberta, told court that Duda wanted to deal with the charges now but instead should obtain a lawyer to defend him.

The dangerous driving causing death charge carries a maximum sentence of 14 years in jail upon conviction.

Loblaw was found at the scene after being ejected from a pickup truck that was eastbound at the intersection of Hwys 11 and 20.

The truck ran into the median and rolled several times before coming to a stop, Sylvan Lake RCMP said.

Police searched the area but did not find anyone else during their initial investigation of the collision.

Police learned that the suspect went to the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre later in the day to be treated for injuries suffered in a vehicle collision.

Police allege that Duda was driving the pickup and fled the scene after it rolled.

Charges were laid more than 10 days ago following a lengthy investigation.

Duda is serving time in Bowden Institution on unrelated charges.

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