Impaired driving charges laid in collision that killed southern Alberta father

A 25-year-old woman is facing several charges, including impaired driving, in relation to a fatal crash in June that killed motorcyclist Matthew Forsyth.

The 43-year-old Airdrie man was killed on the night of June 27, in a multi-vehicle collision that started when the driver of a pickup truck tried to pass a van and lost control, and hit an SUV.

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Investigators said the truck then rolled into oncoming traffic and collided with two motorcycles, one of them being driven by Forsyth. The other motorcyclist was was treated in hospital for her injuries.

Matt Forseth was killed in a crash while riding his motorcycle on June 27, 2021. Courtesy: Forseth family

The driver of the truck, who was also injured in the crash, fled the scene and was later found and arrested, before being taken to hospital for treatment.

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The RCMP announced Wednesday that 25-year-old Ashley Evans has been charged with the following offences:

  • Impaired driving causing death
  • Failure to stop after accident resulting in death
  • Impaired driving causing bodily harm
  • Failure to stop after accident resulting in bodily harm
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • Failure to stop after accident
  • Impaired driving
  • Operate motor vehicle over legal limit

Evans has been released on conditions, and is set to appear in court on Sept. 20.

Forseth, a father of three from Airdrie, was buried on July 10, with motorcyclists escorting his family through Calgary as part of the funeral.

A cross is seen near the scene of an impaired driving crash that killed 43-year-old Matthew Forseth. Courtesy: Jay Sullivan

He has been remembered as a man who “touched everybody” he met, and had a great sense of humour and friendly personality.

A cross has been erected at the site of the crash, and Forseth’s friends and family held a memorial there on the day it was put up.

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Friends and family of Matt Forseth gather at a memorial for the father of three who was killed in an impaired driving collision. Courtesy: Jay Sullivan

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