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Not guilty plea entered in double fatality case

Posted on April 13, 2016 by Taber Times

By Trevor Busch
Taber Times

A Lethbridge man charged in connection with a double fatality on Highway 3 east of Taber in 2015 has pled not guilty to all charges.

Roy Charles McCluskey, 58, faces two counts of dangerous driving causing death and two counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm. McCluskey, who was represented by an agent for his attorney, did not appear personally in Taber provincial court on Tuesday.

McCluskey’s trial will be by provincial court judge, and is expected to take 8-10 days. All charges facing the accused were adjourned to May 3 to set a trial date. The charges stem from an incident Dec. 5, 2015 in which two vehicles collided on Highway 3 about 15 kilometres east of Taber. Both vehicles were westbound when one attempted to make a left turn and was struck by the other.

A 33-year-old man and five-year-old boy, both from Coaldale, were killed, while a three-year-old boy travelling in the same vehicle was airlifted to Calgary hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The female driver was also transported to hospital.

McCluskey is not currently being held in custody.

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