Woman reserves plea in fatal Hwy 11A accident

The Lacombe woman accused in relation to a fatal collision on Hwy 11A early Saturday reserved her plea in Red Deer provincial court on Monday.

The Lacombe woman accused in relation to a fatal collision on Hwy 11A early Saturday reserved her plea in Red Deer provincial court on Monday.

Charges were laid following a collision about eight km west of Hwy 2 at about 3:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Blackfalds RCMP allege that two teens from Red Deer were struck while pushing a broken-down car along the eastbound lane of the highway.

Dead at the scene was Colton Keeler, one of five people who had been travelling in the car when it quit. Blackfalds RCMP are unsure how many people were riding in the car and how many were outside pushing when the collision occurred, said Staff Sgt. Gord Glasgow.

A second youth was airlifted to hospital in Edmonton with serious injuries.

April Gail Beauclair, 29, is charged with impaired driving causing death and two counts each of impaired driving causing bodily harm and driving with a blood alcohol level exceeding the legal limit causing harm, as well as operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level exceeding the legal limit.

She is to return to court in Red Deer on Thursday to enter a plea.

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