Drunk driving, hit and run charges laid against woman police allege killed Airdrie father

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Matthew Forseth, 43, was killed while riding his motorcycle in June. Police have now laid drunk driving and hit and run charges against a 25-year-old woman. (mhfh.com - image credit)
Matthew Forseth, 43, was killed while riding his motorcycle in June. Police have now laid drunk driving and hit and run charges against a 25-year-old woman. (mhfh.com - image credit)

Drunk driving charges have been laid against a 25-year-old woman who police allege fled after killing an Airdrie motorcyclist in June.

Ashley Evans, 25, now faces eight criminal charges, including impaired driving causing death and hit and run.

On June 27, around 9:30 p.m., Matthew Forseth was killed in a crash on Highway 22 near Range Road 43 in Mountain View County.

A woman who was also driving a motorcycle was injured and taken to hospital.

Remembered for his smile

Forseth, 43, left behind a wife and three teenage girls.

According to his obituary, Forseth was an avid barbecuer and made a "mean candy salmon and smoked brisket."

"He will be most remembered for his smile, his sense of humour, his kindness, and the guidance and support he provided to everyone he met," reads the online tribute.

Police determined that the driver of a pickup truck, headed southbound on Highway 22, tried to overtake a van when it lost control and struck an SUV in the oncoming lane.

When the truck rolled into the northbound lanes, it struck the two motorcycles.

Evans has been released on bail and is due back in court at the end of the month.

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