Man charged after 2014 fatal dirt bike collision in Sylvan Lake

A Sylvan Lake man faces three serious charges, including drunk driving, following a fatal collision between two dirt bikes that occurred over a year ago in town.

A Sylvan Lake man faces three serious charges, including drunk driving, following a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred over a year ago in town.

After a lengthy criminal investigation, Sylvan Lake RCMP have charged Nathan Corey Scott, 28, with operating a motor vehicle with blood alcohol over .08 mg per cent causing death, impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death and dangerous driving causing death.

The victim is a 26-year-old man, also from Sylvan Lake, who police have not identified publicly. Both men knew each other.

On Aug. 30, 2014, at the beginning of a long weekend, Sylvan RCMP and other emergency responders were called at about 6 a.m. to the scene of a motor vehicle collision that had occurred in the gravelled back lane behind Lodge Place in town.

Police found two heavily damaged dirt bikes along with two seriously injured men. EMS treated both men at the scene until two STARS Air Ambulance helicopters arrived.

One man was transported to a hospital in Edmonton with critical injuries. The second male was pronounced deceased on scene.

Neither man was wearing any protective gear such as helmets or gloves. The dirt bikes weren’t registered nor were they street legal.

Scott has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 22 in Red Deer.