Fatal-crash court case stalled till October

More than a year after a former Botha-area teenager was killed in a hit-and-run at Red Deer, a city resident is scheduled to return

More than a year after a former Botha-area teenager was killed in a hit-and-run at Red Deer, a city resident is scheduled to return to court next October for his preliminary hearing.

Brent Robert Cameron, 24, appeared in Red Deer Provincial Court last Thursday when the preliminary hearing was set for Oct. 29.

His charges result from a hit-and-run incident that killed Paul Gabriel Bertin, 18, in early October 2012.

Cameron face charges of failing to stop and render assistance at the scene of a collision, and for public mischief.

Marrian Bertin of Castor called her grandson Paul a “very pleasant boy to be with,” and said he made friends “easily.”

He was killed in the crash last Oct. 6 on Taylor Drive Bridge shortly after 2 a.m. just a couple of blocks from where he lived with his brothers.

Later that day, police located the suspect vehicle and arrested Cameron.