LETHBRIDGE: The city's traffic fatality count so far this year has climbed to four as
Regional Police continue to investigate one incident and lay charges in
Justice Calvin Krein, 19, of Lethbridge, will be in court October 13th to
answer charges of dangerous driving causing death and criminal negligence
causing death. The charges relate to a fatal skateboarding incident on Friday
night. In that case, two-men were riding skateboards while being towed behind
an SUV, in the 700-block of Red Crow Boulevard West. One of the borders, 24-year
old Jordan Michael Crane, lost his grip and fell and was then stuck by the SUV.
Crane was flown to Calgary by STARS where he died of his injuries. The other
skateboarder was not injured.
The second fatal in two days happened Monday night at about 8:20. A 62-year-old
man was killed in a car-pedestrian collision, at the intersection of 13th street
and 7th avenue. The man was in the crosswalk when he was hit by a south-bound
car driven by a 21-year old man from Coaldale. The victim was taken to the
Regional hospital and then flown by Stars to Calgary Foothills hospital, where
he also died of his injuries.
According to police, alcohol, drugs and weather don't appear to be factors in
Monday night's collision. The investigation continues and charges are
So far this year, Lethbridge has recorded four traffic fatalities. Two of
the incidents involved pedestrian collisions and the other two were motor
vehicle collisions. Last year, there were no fatal pedestrian collisions and just
two fatal motor vehicle collisions.