Woman lucky to be alive after ejected during crash – RCMP

A concussion and a few scratches are not the usual result of being ejected from a vehicle during a crash, RCMP Sgt. Duncan Babchuk said

A concussion and a few scratches are not the usual result of being ejected from a vehicle during a crash, RCMP Sgt. Duncan Babchuk said, but it was the result in a Monday morning crash on Highway 56.

Around 8:20 a.m., Stettler RCMP, the Stettler Regional Fire Department and Stettler Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were dispatched to a single vehicle crash in which a pickup truck had gone into the ditch and rolled onto its roof.

The 18-year-old Byemoor-area woman was ejected from the rolling vehicle during the rolling of the truck.

“She’s extremely lucky to be alive,” Babchuk said.

Investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing, but drugs, alcohol and weather have been ruled out as possible causes.

Whether or not the driver was wearing a seatbelt has yet to be confirmed, police said.

Warrant issued in No Frills robbery after flood of tips

A Stettler woman, arrested by Lacombe Police Service on Saturday, has been identified as the suspect in the No Frills Gas Bar robbery in Stettler on April 6.

Brandy Carl, 37, was arrested by Lacombe police after they responded to a complaint on Hanging Stone Drive in Lacombe. A parked vehicle was allegedly struck by a car driven by an intoxicated woman, who walked away after crashing the vehicle. The driver, Carl, was arrested by police a short time later.

During the investigation it was found that a warrant had been issued for Carl in relation to the Stettler robbery.

Shortly before 9 p.m. on April 6, a woman in a hoodie entered the No Frills Gas Bar and demanded money, and took two cartons of cigarettes and ran out of the store when the clerk said there was no cash on hand. The woman was allegedly wielding a knife.

The woman’s photos from the camera at the gas bar were circulated in the Stettler Independent and at the gas bar itself, and several people came forward with information, which in turn led to the warrant.

Carl now faces a charge with impaired operation of a motor vehicle for the incident in Lacombe, but will also answer to charges of robbery with an offensive weapon from the No Frills incident. She is scheduled to appear in Stettler Provincial Court on April 24.