Alberta man to stand trial after fatal crash

An Alberta man has been ordered to stand trial in relation to the death of Kyle Vigeant last June.

A provincial court judge determined there was enough evidence to send the case against Kurtis Roby to trial following a preliminary hearing in Williams Lake Provincial Court recently.

Roby is charged with criminal negligence causing death, two charges of criminal negligence causing bodily harm, failing to stop at the scene of an accident involving bodily harm and obstructing a peace officer.

His next court appearance is scheduled for April 14 to fix a date for trial.

The charges stem from a fatal vehicle crash that took place June 24, 2013 on the Chimney Lake Road near Brunson Lake.

Evidence presented at the hearing is protected by a publication ban.

According to the RCMP at the time of the incident, police responded to a call about a motor vehicle rollover at about 1:30 a.m. and discovered Vigeant, already deceased, and another 21-year-old passenger from Williams Lake with serious injuries, who was later transported to the hospital.

Police said the Dodge Ram involved in the incident was believed to be stolen from Alberta and that Roby, 21 years old at the time, and another passenger allegedly fled the scene, stole a Toyota Tundra from a nearby residence, but were later apprehended.

Roby has been in custody since the incident.

He has not yet entered a plea.


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