Teen charged in Canada Day double fatal collision

Two Central Alberta teenagers died

An 18-year-old Red Deer man has been charged with two charges of dangerous driving causing death after two other Central Alberta teenagers were killed in a rural car crash on Canada Day.

Dylan Beauclair is also facing two charges of dangerous driving causing bodily harm as two other teens were injured in the single-vehicle collision that occurred 10 km east of Red Deer near the intersection of Range Road 261 and Hwy 595.

Ashleigh Smith, 16, of Springbrook and John Dolliver, 18, of Penhold, were ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.

There were five young people in the vehicle when it crashed at about 11:30p.m. on July 1.

Two other teens were taken to hospital with serious injuries. A fifth person was also taken to hospital, treated and released a short time after.

Blackfalds RCMP charged Beauclair this week and have released him on his own recognizance with several conditions. He is scheduled to appear in Red Deer provincial court in November.