May 06, 2010 - MAN CHARGED IN FATAL RED DEER COLLISION MAY NOT GO TO TRIAL (Brad & Krista Howe


A lawyer representing a 23-year-old man charged after a Red Deer couple was killed in a collision said the matter may be resolved without a trial.

“It looks like we’re close to resolving this,” defence lawyer Roy Shellnutt told Judge Thomas Schollie in Red Deer provincial court Thursday.

Chad Mitchell Olsen, of Sedalia, is charged with two counts each of impaired driving causing death, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, and driving with a blood alcohol over 0.08 causing death. He did not appear in court.

Shellnutt, from Calgary, said he has been speaking with the Crown prosecutor to work out a resolution.

The case will be back in court May 18. At that point, another date may be set to resolve the charges. If a resolution is not likely, a date for a preliminary hearing could be chosen.

Brad and Krista Howe, 34 and 35 respectively, died on Feb. 7 after their eastbound car was hit about 2 a.m. by a southbound pickup on 30th Avenue at Ironstone Drive. The Howes were pronounced dead at the scene.

The couple left behind three children, ages four, seven and 14, and were guardians to two others age nine and 10.

A group of the friends and family members of the Howes were in court to watch the proceedings

Source:  Red Deer Advocate


 

 

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