N.B. man pleads guilty to impaired driving in fatal crash
A New Brunswick man has pleaded guilty to impaired driving causing death in connection with a crash that claimed the life of a woman in Moncton in April.
RCMP responded to the collision on Killam Drive before 9:30 p.m. on April 17.
They say the victim was travelling eastbound on Killam Drive when her car collided head on with a westbound vehicle near the intersection of Edinburgh Drive.
Police say 36-year-old Kathy Horsman of Berry Mills was rushed to hospital where she was pronounced dead. She was the lone occupant of the vehicle.
The driver of the second vehicle had to be extracted from his car.
He was taken to hospital with injuries, while a passenger in the vehicle also sustained injuries.
Boyd Atkinson was originally charged with eight offences.
The 41-year-old Lakeville man appeared in Moncton provincial court on Thursday where he pleaded guilty to impaired driving causing death and to impaired driving causing bodily harm.
The other charges against Atkinson were withdrawn. He was remanded to custody until October 4, 2013 for sentencing.