29-year-old Tyson Tyler Giroux, of Red Deer, who had been previously charged after an early morning collision that resulted in a fatality on December 2 on Deerfoot Trail appeared in Calgary Provincial Court court on December 20, 2022.

Giroux was apprehended at the scene after Calgary police responded to reports in the early morning of a serious two-vehicle collision that occurred in the southbound lanes of Deerfoot Trail near 32 Avenue N.E.

"Upon arrival, we located a severely damaged car and a 2009 Ford F-150 pickup truck with significant front-end damage. Moments later, we discovered a lone occupant in the driver’s seat of the car, who was subsequently declared deceased at the scene. The driver of the Ford F-150 truck was located in the vehicle and determined to have sustained minor injuries," a police news release stated.

At the time of his arrest, Giroux was charged with:

  • One count of failure or refusal to comply with demand after an accident resulting in death
  • One count of impaired operation of a conveyance causing death
  • One count of dangerous operation of a conveyance causing death

The victim had been identified, however, details pertaining to the victim’s identity and the vehicle were not released at the time.

Collision Reconstruction Unit Sgt. Colin Foster said that the collision showed the risk of making the wrong decisions.

“In this case, it was the decision to drink and drive, and travel the wrong way on a roadway, which sadly resulted in the death of another motorist. The message is clear: do not drink and drive," he said. 

Northbound Deerfoot Trail and southbound Deerfoot Trail between 32 Avenue N.E. and 16 Avenue N.E. remained closed for several hours as officers investigated the circumstances that led to the collision. 

Later in the month, on Thursday, December 8, 15 police officers from Calgary Police Service, the Alberta Sheriffs, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Alberta, the Tosguna Tsuut'ina Nation Police Service and the CP Police, hosted a large-scale Checkstop in Airdrie.

"As a result, seven impaired drivers were taken off the roads due to Immediate Roadside Sanctions," stated a police press release.

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