Saturday, 14 July 2018

Wood Buffalo RCMP investigate fatal motor vehicle collision – Update

RCMP Alberta – On July 6, 2018 shortly before 6:00 p.m., Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to a report of a single motor vehicle rollover collision on Highway 881 near kilometre marker 215. The location of the collision is approximately 2 kilometres north of the Janvier turnoff, on the Fort McMurray side.

Tragically, the 69-year old male driver, of La Loche, Saskatchewan, died. There were two adult female passengers in the vehicle at the time of the collision. Hero and Phoenix Heli-Flight were the two helicopters that assisted in transporting the female passengers to the hospital this evening. Both female passengers, 56 and 58 years old, sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries, and are now in stable condition receiving medical treatment in hospital. The women are from Chard, Alberta. 

Thank you to everyone who patiently waited on Highway 881 while emergency crews were on scene. Travellers on the road were very understanding during this incident, which was greatly appreciated by all emergency crew members.

Our thoughts and sympathies go out to the family, friends, and all of the people who have been impacted by this tragedy. The identity of the vehicle occupants will not be released. Wood Buffalo Victim Services offers assistance to those who require support. Please call 1-780-788-4250 to speak with Wood Buffalo Victim Services.

Wood Buffalo RCMP along with a support collision analyst from the Integrated Traffic Unit continue to investigate.

If you have any information regarding this matter, you are asked to contact the Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4040, or your local police. Alternatively, if you would like to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or on the internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You are not required to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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