© Diane Crocker
Shane Anstey is seen in provincial court in Corner Brook on Friday.
CORNER BROOK Twenty-three-year-old Shane Anstey will be back in provincial court Nov. 5 to answer to a charge of dangerous driving causing death in relation to the fatal collision that claimed the life of Kyle Butt.
Anstey was arrested by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary early Friday afternoon and made an
appearance before Judge Catherine Allen-Westby in provincial court later in the day. During that appearance, Crown attorney Ed Ring told the court that he consented to Anstey’s release on a judicial undertaking.
The conditions of that undertaking include that Anstey keep the peace and be of good behaviour, appear in court as required, report to the Corner Brook RNC every Wednesday, reside at his residence in Corner Brook, notify the RNC of any change in residence, not consume, possess or traffic in any illegal drug, surrender his drivers licence, not operate any motorized vehicle on any highway, not leave the province.
Anstey spoke softly when asked by the judge if he understood the conditions and if he agreed to abide by the. Each time he answered with “Yes, I do, your honour.”
In addition to the charge related to 20-year-old Butt’s death, Anstey is also charged with one count of dangerous driving causing bodily harm to a second passenger in the vehicle, a 25-year-old woman.
The accident occurred just before 1:15 a.m. on Monday on Griffin Drive. The vehicle Anstey was driving crossed the road, struck the side of an embankment and rolled over it before coming to rest on its roof.
Police say Butt was thrown from the vehicle and was alive but unresponsive at the scene. He was later pronounced dead by medical practitioners at Western Memorial Regional Hospital.
Anstey and the woman received what police describe as non-life threatening injuries in the crash.
The investigation into the collision is ongoing.