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Charges laid in crash that killed Piikani Band councillor
A damaged sedan west of Coalhurst following Monday afternoon's fatal head-on collision on Highway 3
Published Wednesday, November 21, 2018 10:33AM MST
A 62-year-old Lethbridge man is facing impaired driving charges in a crash that killed a member of the Piikani Band council in June.
Barnaby Provost, 42, was killed in a crash on Highway 3, near Highway 509, on June 25.
Provost was driving west on the highway when his vehicle collided with a Toyota Corolla that was travelling in the wrong direction.
Provost died on the way to Chinook Regional Hospital and a 12-year-old girl, who was a passenger in the vehicle, sustained minor injuries.
The driver of the Corolla was not seriously injured but was taken to hospital as a precaution.
Provost was elected to council in 2015 and served as a teacher, vice-principal and principal in the community.
Douglas Bagnall is now charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration exceeding 80 mg% causing death.
Bagnall was arrested on Monday and was released with conditions following a bail hearing.
He is scheduled to appear in Lethbridge Provincial Court on November 27.