Calgary, AB,

Police charge man in fatal July collision

We have charged a 23-year-old man in relation to a fatal collision that occurred in July 2022, claiming the life of a young woman.

At approximately 2 a.m., on Thursday, July 28, 2022, a collision occurred between a vehicle and a pedestrian along Fourth Street N.E., between the two entrances to Huntstrom Drive N.E.

At the time, a woman was skateboarding in the southbound travel lane of Fourth Street N.E.

It is believed a 2005 silver Infiniti M35X, being driven by a man in his 20s, with a passenger, was also travelling south along Fourth Street N.E.

The female pedestrian was struck in the southbound travel lane by the driver of the Infiniti.

The vehicle briefly left the roadway, rotating to face backwards and coming to a stop beside the road. The vehicle drove back onto the roadway, and the driver pulled into a neighbouring street and stopped.

The occupants of the car were uninjured. The driver remained at the scene until first responders arrived.

The woman who was struck was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Alcohol and excessive speed on behalf of the driver are believed to be factors in the collision.

As a result, we have charged Austin James O’BRAY, 23, of Calgary, with operation of a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration over 80 milligrams causing death.

O’BRAY will next appear in court on Monday, Feb. 13, 2023.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


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CA #22305917/4113