Mill Woods fatal crash: man arrested after a fatal collision

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Mill Woods fatal crash: man arrested after a fatal collision
Mill Woods fatal crash: man arrested after a fatal collision

Police say a man arrested after a fatal collision in Mill Woods was driving while high on cannabis.

Police say a Suzuki scooter was travelling southbound on Millwoods Rd. around 10 a.m. on Sept. 14, 2018, when it was struck by a northbound dark blue GMC Terrain that had crossed over the centre line around 38 Ave.

Police say the collision caused the scooter driver, a 58-year-old woman, to slide into a Toyota RAV4. The driver of the GMC, meanwhile, continued travelling the wrong direction in the southbound lanes, eventually running into a traffic sign and a power box on the west side of the road before coming to a stop.

EMS responded, but the 58-year-old woman died at the scene.

The 45-year-old man driving the GMC and the 50-year-old woman behind the wheel of the Toyota were not injured.

Police say they determined that “impairment by cannabis” contributed to the collision.

Const. Braydon Lawrence with the Edmonton Police Service’s impaired driving unit said the driver of the GMC exhibited several qualities of someone who was impaired, and was arrested on scene. He was then taken to a police station, where he was subjected to a drug recognition expert’s evaluation and it was determined he was impaired by “cannabis-related” drugs.

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