Nearly one thousand people attended a celebration of life today for a prominent Prince Albert businessman who died in a tragic accident last weekend.

Ben Darchuk owned Ben's Auto and House Glass in Prince Albert. He was well known for his involvement with the Kinsmen Club and sponsoring various fundraisers in the community.

Darchuk was killed in a head-on collision May 20th on Highway 2 just north of Prince Albert. The 21 year old driver of the second vehicle was released from hospital. No charges have been laid in the accident but police say alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.

Ben Darchuk was 53.