Saturday , May 8 2021

Sask. a man in a fatal traffic accident accused of murdering a second-degree woman in another vehicle

A man involved in a fatal accident on a motorway near Maple Creek, Saskatchewan. In October, he is now charged with second-degree murder in the death of a woman in another vehicle.

Ronald Plummer, 56, is charged with the death of 50-year-old Lesa Zuerb. Both the defendant and the victim lived in Maple Creek.

Dave Zoer, a former husband of Lesha Zoer, said the loss of their mother was difficult for their two children, aged 16 and 19.

"I met her 20 years ago and she was a very caring person," he said. "Always ready to give you a hand, you will basically give your shirt back, you always laugh and go away."

He said the family plans to create a monument at the scene of the 21-kilometer crash, two miles north of Maple Creek.

Zoerb said he had spoken to his associates at Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge, where he worked at the time of her death.

They also talked about a memorial for her at home, he said.

According to the Correctional Service of Canada, Zoerb was on duty at the moment of the October 7, 2018 clash, returning to the hospital under the supervision of the perpetrator at the hospital.

She and Plummer were themselves in their vehicles when the two vehicles clashed. Zoeter was named dead at the scene. Plummer suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported through an air clinic in Regina.

RCMP said they had become aware of an attack earlier that day while investigating the crash. Plummer is now also accused of an aggravated assault.

He appeared in the provincial court in Saskatoon on Friday.

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