October 20th, 2020

Man facing more charges in fatal Coalhurst collision


By Shurtz, Delon on January 23, 2020.

Lethbridge Herald

Additional charges have been laid in relation to a fatal collision late last year on Highway 3 west of the city.

Wesley Brian Phillips of Lethbridge, who was initially charged with refusing to provide a blood sample, now faces charges of failure or refusal to comply with a demand resulting in a collision causing death; impaired driving causing death; dangerous driving causing death; and failure to comply with a probation order.

The charges stem from a collision about 7:15 p.m. Nov. 25 when a white VW Jetta westbound on Highway 3 collided with a red Ford Escape that was stopped at a stop sign on 51 Avenue in the town of Coalhurst where it intersects with the highway.

Police said the 66-year-old female driver and lone occupant of the Ford Escape was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision. The driver of the VW Jetta was taken to Chinook Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Phillips, 36, is scheduled to be in court Feb. 14.

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