The Calgary Police have charged a man in connection with the deaths of a man and his father on Macleod Trail following a collision which occurred late on Wednesday.
The Calgary Police said they have charged Yannick Joseph BOUCHARD, 51, of Calgary, with fail/refuse to comply with demand after an accident resulting in death, two counts of dangerous operation causing death, one count of danger operation causing bodily harm, two counts of hit and run causing death, and one count of hit and run causing bodily harm.
Additional charges are pending and the investigation into the circumstances of the collision are ongoing, the Calgary Police said, adding that BOUCHARD remains in custody at this time pending his next court appearance.
The Calgary Police also added anyone who may have witnessed the collision who has not yet come forward is encouraged to contact the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234.
The multi-vehicle collision happened around 5:20 p.m., on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, in the 12800 block of Macleod Trail S.E.
A three-quarter ton pick-up truck, driven by a man in his 50s, was travelling northbound on Macleod Trail in the left-hand lane when it rear-ended a sedan with three occupants.
The impact forced the car to rotate and cross over the center median into the southbound lanes. The car was then struck by a southbound half-ton truck, the Calgary Police said in a statement.
The statement further added that a 37-year-old man and his seven-year-old daughter, were declared deceased on scene, and an 11-year-old girl was transported to hospital in serious condition and later released to recover at home.