Driver, 30, charged with impaired driving causing death in fatal crash in southeast Edmonton

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UPDATE: The 30-year-old driver was charged on Nov. 9 with impaired driving causing death, dangerous driving causing death, refusing to provide a breath sample after an accident causing death, driving while prohibited and breach of conditions. He is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 12.

Edmonton police believe alcohol and speed were factors in a single-vehicle crash in southeast Edmonton early Thursday that killed a 23-year-old woman.

Shortly before 2 a.m., a Mitsubishi Lancer travelling east on 38th Avenue toward 55th Street collided with a car and an SUV, both parked on the south side of the road.

Two passengers, a 23-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man, had to be extracted from the vehicle by firefighters, police said in a news release.

Both were taken to hospital. The woman died of her injuries. The man was treated and released.

The 30-year-old man driving the Lancer and a third passenger, a 29-year-old man, did not report any injuries.

Charges are pending against the driver.