Nanaimo RCMP. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo RCMP. (News Bulletin file photo)

Mountain View County woman charged with drunk driving in motorcyclist’s death

Collision happened on June

Impaired driving charges have been laid in connection with a collision that claimed the life of a 43-year-old Airdrie motorcyclist in June.

Didsbury RCMP were called at about 9:30 p.m. on June 27 to the scene of the collision on Highway 22 near Range Road 43 in Mountain View County.

Police said a pickup heading southbound on Highway 22 attempted to overtake a van and lost control, striking an SUV travelling northbound. The pickup truck then rolled several times into the oncoming northbound lane of traffic, colliding with two motorcycles.

Matthew Forseth was pronounced dead at the scene. A woman travelling with him on another motorcycle was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A woman driving an SUV was treated for minor injuries. Her passenger was unharmed.

A 25-year-old woman, who was the driver and lone occupant of the pickup left the scene but was located and taken to hospital for treatment.

The woman from Mountain View County has been charged with impaired driving causing death, impaired driving, failure to stop after an accident causing death, impaired driving causing bodily harm, failing to stop after an accident that caused bodily harm, dangerous driving, failing to stop after an accident and driving a vehicle over the legal blood alcohol limit.

The woman has been released from custody and is due in Didsbury provincial court on Sept. 20.

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