Charges have been laid following a fatal collision in Kindersley early Saturday morning. Police reports confirmed that an impaired driver collided with an individual on their bicycle, claiming the life of a 21-year-old from the community at the scene. 

The following statement was released by Saskatchewan RCMP media relations at 11:03 AM on Monday.

"On April 27, 2024 at approximately 5 a.m., Kindersley RCMP received a report of a collision on Railway Avenue in Kindersley." the police report opened. "Officers immediately responded and located an injured cyclist, who was declared deceased by EMS at the scene. He has been identified as a 21-year-old from Kindersley. His family has been notified and victim services made available to them."

Police also shared that the suspect involved fled the scene afterwards, and then about an hour later was located and arrested at a residence in Kindersley. 

As a result, 20-year-old William Jones of Kindersley is charged with the following, and is now set to appear in Kindersley Provincial Court on May 21, 2024.

  • one count, operation of a conveyance while impaired causing death, Section 320.14(3), Criminal Code;
  • one count, operation of a conveyance with a blood alcohol concentration equal to or exceeding 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood causing death, Section 320.13(3), Criminal Code; and
  • one count, failure to stop for a collision causing death, Section 320.15(3), Criminal Code.

Joining local crews on scene during the subsequent investigation was the Saskatchewan RCMP’s Forensic Identification Services unit, and a collision reconstructionist. 

After emergency crews cleared the scene, sometime over the weekend a memorial was put up near the site of the collision. Find a heartfelt tribute from the victim's friends in the related articles section below.