Impaired driving charges laid after man dies in dirt bike crash south of Edmonton

by Stuart Thomson

A Samson First Nation man has been charged after a dirt bike passenger was killed and the driver seriously injured in a collision near Maskwacis, south of Edmonton.

Chadwick Buffalo, 30, is charged with six offences, including refusal to provide a blood sample, impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and assault.

Maskwacis RCMP and Emergency Medical Services pronounced the 18 year old male passenger dead at the scene. The 19 year old woman driving the dirt bike was taken to an Edmonton hospital by STARS air ambulance. She remains in stable but critical condition.

Buffalo was taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Buffalo was in custody Monday and was scheduled to appear in Wetaskiwin provincial court Sept. 1.