January 20th, 2021

Still no bail for man charged in fatal collision

By Nick Kuhl on February 29, 2020.

Delon Shurtz

Lethbridge Herald


A Lethbridge man who was charged in connection with a fatal car 
collision last year, released shortly afterward then re-arrested 
earlier this month, had hoped to make bail again.
However, Wesley Brian Phillips is still sitting in custody while he 
waits to have a bail hearing, which has been adjourned several times 
since he returned to court Feb. 14 on outstanding warrants from Airdrie.
Phillips, 36, was in court again Friday, where he appeared by closed-
circuit TV from the Lethbridge Correctional Centre, but his bail 
hearing on charges of unlawfully being in a dwelling and failing to 
comply with a probation order were adjourned once more to March 13. 
The Crown is also expected to apply to revoke Phillips’ initial bail 
on the Lethbridge charges of failure or refusal to comply with a 
breath demand resulting in a collision causing death, impaired driving 
causing death, dangerous driving causing death, and failure to comply 
with a probation order.
Those 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, the lone occupant of the 
Ford, died at the scene of the collision. The driver of the VW was 
taken to Chinook Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
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