Alcohol and speed factors in summer NE Calgary fatal collision

A Calgary man is facing charges connected to a collision that killed a woman over the summer in the city’s northeast.

It happened on July 28 at around 2 a.m. on 4 Street NE between two entrances to Huntstrom Drive in the community of Huntington Hills.

Police say a man and a woman were skateboarding in the area when the woman was hit by a driver in his 20s in an Infiniti M35X travelling southbound.

She was pronounced dead at the scene. The man was not injured.

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Officers say the car briefly left the roadway, turning to face backward and stopping beside the road.

The driver then drove back onto the roadway, pulled into a nearby street, and stopped.

A passenger was also in the car, and both of them were uninjured. Police say the driver remained on the scene.

Investigators say alcohol and excessive speed were factors.

As a result, 23-year-old Calgary man, James O’Bray, has been charged with the operation of a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration over 80 milligrams causing death.

He will appear in court on Feb. 13.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or leave a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

-With files from Joey Chini

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