Family announces celebration, visitation for collision victim

Those who want to honour the life of Jonathon David Wood, the 33-year-old who was killed early Saturday in a collision with an alleged impaired driver, have two chances to do so.

Those who want to honour the life of Jonathon David Wood, the 33-year-old who was killed early Saturday in a collision with an alleged impaired driver, have two chances to do so.

A celebration of life is planned for Friday at the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel, at 3310 50th Ave., starting at 5 p.m.

As well, there is a viewing/visitation at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, 4200 Hwy 2, on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Wood was killed in Red Deer in the early morning hours of Saturday when the taxi he was a passenger in was hit from behind.

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

Wood is survived by his mother, Lori Church, three brothers and one sister.

He was partners with his uncle, Travis Gangl, in Liquid Capital Alberta Crop., a finance business.