Calgary man faces charges in connection to fatal northeast crash
Published Thursday, January 31, 2013 10:54AM MST
Last Updated Thursday, January 31, 2013 12:55PM MST
A 21-year-old Calgary man is facing a number of charges related to a January 27 crash that claimed the life of a 24-year-old man and seriously injured three women.
Early in the morning of Sunday, January 27, police witnessed two cars speeding along 68 St. in the city’s northeast. The officers attempted to perform a traffic stop on the two cars. The driver of a Volkswagen Jetta brought their vehicle to a stop while the driver of a Honda Accord sped away.
A short distance later, the driver of the Accord lost control of his vehicle and collided with a light standard at the intersection of 68 St. and 26 Ave. N.E.
The passenger in the front seat of the vehicle, a 24-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. Three female passengers who had been seated in the back seat of the car suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries and were transported to hospital by EMS.
The Accord’s driver, 21-year-old Lieb Woor, suffered minor injuries in the crash. Woor refused to provide a breath sample to officers at the scene.
Woor is charged with:
- Dangerous driving causing death
- Three counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm
- Failing to comply with a breath demand involving death
- Three counts of failing to comply with a breath demand involving bodily harm
- Operating a motor vehicle without insurance
Police believe speed and alcohol were contributing factors in the crash.