A 26-year-old woman from the Wahpeton Dakota First Nation has been charged with first-degree murder in relation to a vehicular death on the reserve Wednesday morning.
Valerie Standing also faces one count of impaired operation of a motor vehicle in the incident, which claimed the life of a 28-year-old man from Prince Albert.
Sgt. Ewen Booth says the victim and the accused knew one another:
“It’s probably common knowledge around the community where they came from — but yeah, they had a relationship together.”
It was around 2:40 a.m. Wednesday that emergency crews were summoned to a grid road on the First Nation to investigate a collision between a car and the victim.
An autopsy is set to take place on Friday.
The name of the victim has not been released.
The suspect is due to appear in a Prince Albert court tomorrow.