Charges upgraded in fatal collision

A collision victim’s death on Tuesday prompted Sylvan Lake RCMP to upgrade impaired driving charges against a Lacombe man.

A collision victim’s death on Tuesday prompted Sylvan Lake RCMP to upgrade impaired driving charges against a Lacombe man.

Randy Pinch died of injuries sustained in a collision on Sept. 21 on Hwy 20 and Aspelund Road north of Sylvan Lake.

Matthew Lawrence Engelman, 24, now faces impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing death charges as well as refusing to provide a breath sample.

Witnesses told police a large pickup was travelling south on Hwy 20 around 9 p.m. when it crossed the centre line and collided with a smaller northbound truck. Pinch was trapped inside the smaller truck and had to be extricated before being flown by STARS air ambulance to the University of Alberta Hospital. He was still in hospital when he died Tuesday.