Police have laid impaired driving charges after a local woman was killed in a collision. 

On Friday (Aug. 19), at around 7:30 p.m., Cochrane RCMP and emergency services were dispatched to a two-vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and SUV on Highway 1A by Morley Road. 

The driver of the motorcycle, identified as 53-year-old Samantha Wylie of Fort Saskatchewan, died on the scene. 

As a result, the driver of the SUV, 33-year-old Morley resident Kendra Bigstony, faces numerous charges, including:

  • Operation while impaired by alcohol causing death (over 0.08) 
  • Operation while impaired causing death 
  • Operation while impaired by alcohol causing bodily harm (over 0.08) 
  • Operation while impaired causing bodily harm 
  • Fail to remain at the scene of an accident
  • Drive while suspended or disqualified

After a judicial hearing, Bigstony was released from custody on conditions and will be appearing in Cochrane Provincial Court on Aug. 30.