Edmonton woman charged with impaired driving after crash kills 8 yr old girl

by Dave Lazzarino

Charges of drunk driving causing death have been laid against an Edmonton woman after an 8 yr old girl was killed in a November crash southwest of Edmonton.

On Nov. 26, Thorsby/Breton RCMP, Brazeau County Fire Services and EMS were called to a collision on Highway 39 and Range Road 52 near Breton, about 118 km southwest of Edmonton, after a late model Ford pickup lost control and rolled into a guard rail.

The 8 yr old girl, who was a passenger in the truck, later died of injuries.

Police, including the RCMP traffic services unit, conducted an investigation and, on Jan. 6, arrested the driver of the truck, identified only as a 40 yr old Edmonton woman.

The woman, who also suffered significant injuries in the crash, has been charged with impaired driving over .08 causing death, impaired driving causing death and criminal negligence causing death.

The woman has been released on bail and is scheduled to appear in provincial court in Breton on Feb. 8.