Bail hearing postponed in fatal collision case

The man accused in fatal impaired driving collision in Red Deer remains in custody as his bail hearing was postponed for a week on Wednesday.

The man accused in fatal impaired driving collision in Red Deer remains in custody as his bail hearing was postponed for a week on Wednesday.

Tyler James Wilson, 18, of Brooks now faces two charges in relation to the early Saturday morning incident.

Crown Prosecutor John Baharustani withdrew the initial single count of impaired driving causing death and replaced it with two charges, one of impaired driving causing death and one of dangerous driving causing death.

Jonathon David Wood, 33, of Red Deer was killed when the taxi he was a passenger in was hit from behind.

According to the RCMP, an Alberta Gold taxi was stopped facing north on 30th Avenue and 32nd Street at about 3:30 a.m. when it was rear-ended by a truck travelling north.

Wilson appeared in Red Deer provincial court on Wednesday, standing about 1.8 metres (six feet) tall with blond hair and swelling around his eyes, he stood in the prisoner’s box. He quietly responded to Judge Gordon Yake asking him if he understood the charges.

Wood’s family was also in court Wednesday, taking up an entire row of seating in the courtroom.

Wilson has hired Lorne Goddard of Red Deer as defence counsel.

Goddard asked that the bail hearing be moved to next week as he was just recently hired.

Wilson will next appear again in court on Nov. 13.

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