Apr 04, 2012 - SURVIVOR RECALLS TERRIFYING ALBERTA HIGHWAY CRASH THAT KILLED ONE - (Tyson & Colton case)


Cody Taskila hasn’t been able to sleep since witnessing a tragic crash that killed his friend and cost another his leg, as he sat helpless in the back seat.

He recalls the impact of a vehicle rear-ending their broken down car on Highway 11A early Saturday, as Tyson Vanderzwaag and Colton Keeler pushed the vehicle he was in.

Keeler, 19, from Red Deer, was killed and Vanderzwaag, 17, remains in hospital in an induced coma.

“His brain is still pretty swollen and he had his one leg amputated,” Taskila said.

Another teen was in the vehicle, and a third outside, but they escaped serious injury.

Taskila remembers Keeler, or “TB,” as “a father figure.”

“I went to his house every day,” said Taskila. “He was everybody’s dad.”

The 2011 Lindsay Thurber High School grad had planned to get an apartment.

“He knew what he was doing in life,” Taskila said.

Blackfalds RCMP Sgt. James Derouin said both vehicles saw “significant damage.”

April Gail Beauclair, 29, of Lacombe, is charged with six criminal offences, including impaired operation of a vehicle causing death.

Source: Metro News Edmonton


 

 

 

 

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