On April 18, 2021, at approximately 6:45 a.m., Stoney Nakoda RCMP were called to assist EMS with an unresponsive female on Highway 1A on the Stoney Nakoda First Nation. The female was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit has taken carriage of the investigation with the assistance of the Stoney Nakoda and Cochrane RCMP. The RCMP Forensic Identification Services Unit was also called in to investigate.
The investigation indicates that the victim departed from a moving vehicle and then was placed back in to the vehicle. The victim was later located deceased.
A 37-year-old male has been charged with one count of criminal negligence causing death in relation to the death of 23-year-old Keesha Crawler. Both are from the Stoney Nakoda First Nation. The victim and accused were known to each other.
After a Judicial Hearing, the accused was released on bail and will next be appearing in Cochrane Provincial Court on May 25, 2021.
As these matters are now before the courts, no further details surrounding the incident will be provided.