A Calgary woman has been arrested and charged in connection with the drunk-driving deaths of two people over the weekend.

Amie Nottebrock, 25, is facing two counts of impaired driving causing death and two counts of dangerous driving causing death.

At 3:15 a.m. on Sunday the fatal crash claimed the lives of two young adults: Arshdeep Brar, 20, and Danielle Victoria Russell, 21.

Brar died after his Mercedes was hit by the Toyota Yaris driven by Nottebrock, who is still recovering in a hospital. Russell was a passenger in the Yaris.

Police say speed and alcohol were factors.

A roadside memorial has been erected for Brar, who was heading home from a friend’s house the night of the collision. He had been playing video games with his friend Eddie Khan and was just minutes from his N.W. home when he was killed.

“We always feel bad and say god forbid but until it happens to you, you never realize,” says Khan.

Brar was a student at the University of Calgary who had a love for video games and spending time with his two brothers.

“All three of us, all three brothers, we haven’t spent a single moment of our lives away from each other,” says Brar’s brother Anoop. “We were born here, we spent eight, nine years in India together. My most fondest memory is playing cricket together.”

Brar’s parents invited dozens of family and friends to their home Wednesday for a special prayer service to remember their son. The family hopes their tragic story sends a strong message about the dangers of drinking and driving. They’re urging drivers to think twice about their own actions and that of their friends.

A trust fund has also been set up for Danni Russell; donations will be accepted at any TD Canada Trust branch in the city under the name Danielle Russell.


Source: Global News Calgary


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