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Woman charged in fatal crash

A woman is in police custody charged in connection with a crash Saturday that claimed the life of a 48-year-old man.
Fort Macleod RCMP, fire department and ambulance crew were dispatched about 6:50 p.m. Saturday to a single-vehicle crash one kilometre east of Fort Macleod on Highway 3.
Police, fire and medical crews found two men and two women in a ditch near an overturned truck.
Forty-eight-year-old Daniel Joseph Pard was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
Two people were taken by ambulance to Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge with serious injuries. A man who was a passenger in the truck was later taken to Foothills Hospital in Calgary.
The driver of the truck, 26-year-old Kristen Ashley Bastien of Lethbridge, was taken to Fort Macleod Hospital for treatment for minor injuries.
The Lethbridge RCMP collision analyst was called out and on scene to assist with this investigation and confirmed alcohol was a factor in the crash.
Bastien was charged with impaired driving causing death, two counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm, dangerous driving causing death, two counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm and driving while disqualified.
Bastien was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Fort Macleod provincial court on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

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