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Police lay charges in fatal collision of cyclist

Last Updated Nov 20, 2020 at 3:09 pm MST

Police vehicles are seen at Calgary Police Service headquarters in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, April 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Calgary police have charged one man in relation to a fatal collision that killed an elite cyclist back in May.

Brice William Coates, 44, has been charged with one count each of careless driving and making an unsafe left turn.

On May. 29 at around 6:55 p.m., Cory Meza, 30, was going east on 50 Ave southwest across the intersection with Macleod Trail. At the same time, a black Hyundai Elantra was turning left from westbound 50 Ave to southbound Macleod Trail.

The vehicle turned into the path of Meza and the two ended up colliding.

Meza suffered serious life-threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital. He later died as a result of his injuries on June. 1.

Coates was not injured in the accident, and drugs and alcohol were not considered factors in the crash.

Coates will next appear in court on Jan. 21.