After a very thorough investigation, the Leduc RCMP in consultation with the Crown Prosecutor have laid charges in relation to a collision that claimed the life of three young men on Nov. 26, 2011 just outside of Beaumont.

28 year old Johnathan Robert Pratt of Beaumont is facing the following criminal charges:

1. Impaired Operation Causing Death (x3)

2. Over 80 mgs Causing Death (x3)

3. Manslaughter (x3)

Pratt was taken into custody on Jan. 13th, 2012 after being released from the hospital where he had been recovering from injuries sustained in the collision on Nov. 26. Pratt was brought before a Justice who remanded him into police custody. Pratt is scheduled to appear in Leduc Provincial Court via closed circuit television on Jan. 19, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.

The specific details surrounding the investigation are not being released as this matter is now before the courts.

The investigation into this collision was a collaborative effort by numerous RCMP members within Region, The RCMP Criminal Collision Investigation Team, The RCMP Collision Analyst, and the RCMP Forensic Identification Section.

The victims of the crash were Kole Novak and Bradley Arsenault, both 18 and from Beaumont, and 22-year-old Thaddeus Lake of Leduc.

Source: The Beaumont News


Last updated on: 2012-07-18 | Link to this post