Dahl case set for trial

Just more than a year after a Stettler teenager was killed in a truck crash just outside town

Just more than a year after a Stettler teenager was killed in a truck crash just outside town, Trevor James Dahl of Stettler was found fit to stand trial after a preliminary hearing last week in Stettler Provincial Court.

Dahl has been scheduled to appear in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on May 6 to enter plea on charges in connection with the death of Koralea Boettger, the 17-year-old high school senior who died in the February 2012 crash.

“Everything will be in Red Deer from here on in,” Crown prosecutor Wayne Silliker said after the two-day hearing, over which Judge Jim Hunter presided.

Dahl’s charges include impaired driving causing death, dangerous driving causing death, and refusing to give a sample of his breath to police investigating a fatal collision.

In the Stettler courtroom, Boettger’s photo was taped to the dividing wall in front of the gallery, near about 40 friends, family and supporters of the victim.

Dahl was dressed in a black blazer jacket and well-groomed.

Stettler RCMP officers reported that Dahl was intoxicated when he drove a pickup that left a dirt road near Stettler and crashed into a stand of trees.

Boettger was the only other occupant of the truck.

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