Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Truck lands in Clearwater River, driver deceased

RCMP Alberta – Early this morning, Rocky Mountain House RCMP responded to an incident where a truck plummeted over an embankment and landed in the Clearwater River. The RCMP, with the assistance of Rocky Mountain House Search and Rescue, Fire Rescue and special tow trucks have all worked together to recover the truck and the deceased driver.

At 2:59 a.m., the RCMP were made aware that the International Emergency Response Coordination Centre had received a call for assistance on Highway 734 at Marker #41. Information received was that the truck with the lone occupant was seen, by witnesses in the area, to leave the roadway.

Given the terrain and the location of the truck, it took almost twelve hours for all agencies to remove the truck from its position in the river. No other vehicles were involved in the collision.

The investigation continues by the Rocky Mountain House RCMP into the contributing factors of this incident.

The identification of the driver will not be reported on and there are no further updates anticipated.

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