Man charged for falsely reporting fatal motor vehicle accident

A 21-year-old man from the Mistawasis First Nation is facing multiple charges, after calling in false reports of a serious motor vehicle accident.

Around 1:00 a.m. Saturday morning, Ahtahkakoop RCMP received a report of a serious two vehicle collision.

The caller reported the collision occurred on the Mistawasis First Nation, and that there were multiple casualties and two deceased individuals.

Emergency responders, including Ahtahkakoop and Blaine Lake RCMP Detachments, EMS, STARS and local residents conducted extensive patrols to locate the collision scene and provide assistance to the victims.

When emergency responders were unable to locate the scene, RCMP determined they could be dealing with a false report and began an investigation into the reporting of the collision.

As a result 21-year-old Tyler Sanderson, has been charged with public mischief and obstructing a police officer.

He made his first court appearance on Monday.

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