July 16th, 2019

Calgary man charged with impaired causing death after another dies in rollover

By Medicine Hat News on February 12, 2019.

An RCMP cruiser is seen in this file photo. Redcliff RCMP say three people died in a plane crash near Irvine, Alta. late on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

RCMP officers in Oyen have charged a Calgary man with impaired driving causing death after the SUV he was driving left the road and rolled over on Highway 9 on Sunday night.

The 30-year-old was driving the vehicle that left the roadway near Range Road 50, about 10 kilometres west of Oyen, injuring three men inside.

A 33-year-old man who was sitting in the rear seat was transported to an area hospital, where he died a short time later. Another passenger was also treated for his injuries.

Sompasong Rattanathongsay, 30, was arrested at scene and charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle, impaired operation causing bodily harm and impaired operation causing death.

He was released and is set to appear in Hanna Provincial Court on Feb. 27.

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