A man involved in a fatal highway crashes near Maple Creek, Sask., In October is now accused of a second degree of killing during the death of the woman in the other vehicle.
Ronald Plummer, 56, was accused of the death of 50-year-old Lesa Zoerb. Both criminals and victims lived in Maple Creek.
Dave Zoerb, the ex-husband of Lesa Zoerb, said her mother's loss was difficult for her two children, aged 16 and 19.
"I met her 20 years ago and she was very careful," he said. "Always ready to give you a hand, basically give you the shirt of her back, always laughing and being extinguishing."
He said the family had planned to create a monument at the crash site on Wagon 21, two kilometers north of Maple Creek.
Zoerb said he had talked with his collaborators at Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge, where she worked during her death.
They also talked about her memory in the lodge, he said.
According to the Correctional Service of Canada, Zoerb was obliged at the time of the collision on October 7, 2018, returning to the lodge after supervising the offender at the hospital.
She and Plummer were both alone in their vehicles when the two vehicles hit. Zoerb pronounced dead at the scene. Plummer maintained live threatening injuries and was transported by air ambulance to Regina.
RCMP said they had learned about an attack earlier on the day, while they explored the crash. Plummer is also accused of aggravated assault.
He appeared in a provincial court in Saskatoon on Friday.