Man accused of causing collision that killed girlfriend granted bail

Rocky Mountain House RCMP allege that Trisha Wise, 20, originally from Ontario, was struck and killed in the early hours of June 22 while she was walking along a gravel road near Range Road 54 and Hwy 11A, about 22 km northeast of Rocky.

Bail has been granted for a Leslieville-area man accused of causing the collision that killed his girlfriend.

Rocky Mountain House RCMP allege that Trisha Wise, 20, originally from Ontario, was struck and killed in the early hours of June 22 while she was walking along a gravel road near Range Road 54 and Hwy 11A, about 22 km northeast of Rocky.

Christopher William Ross, 28, was arrested at the scene on a charge of impaired driving causing death. He was charged with assault in connection with an altercation between two men in Rocky on Sept. 25, 2012.

Represented by defence counsel Rory Ziv of Edmonton, Ross was brought into Red Deer for a bail hearing.

While Crown prosecutor John Baharustani argued against his release, Judge Jim Mitchell accepted the defence position and released Ross on $2,000 cash bail. His release conditions also include a curfew and absolute abstention from alcohol and recreational drugs.

Ross returns to court in Rocky on Wednesday to enter his plea.

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