Driver charged after fatal accident

A 26-year-old woman was arrested and charged on Tuesday with impaired driving causing death following a fatal accident last May. At about 9 a.m. on May 18, Ponoka RCMP and other emergency responders attended a collision Hwy 2, 12 km north of Ponoka at Menaik overpass.

A 26-year-old woman was arrested and charged on Tuesday with impaired driving causing death following a fatal accident last May.

At about 9 a.m. on May 18, Ponoka RCMP and other emergency responders attended a collision Hwy 2, 12 km north of Ponoka at Menaik overpass.

A southbound car occupied by three people had left the roadway and rolled several times in the west ditch.

A 25-year-old female passenger was ejected and died on scene.

The female driver was transported to Ponoka General Hospital and treated for minor injuries, later released and the male passenger was uninjured.

The highway at the time was dry and bare with clear and sunny weather.

Upon completion of the investigation, the female driver has been arrested and charged with dangerous driving causing death and impaired driving causing death.

She is scheduled to appear in Ponoka provincial court on Sept. 9 at 09:30 am.

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