Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Spirit River RCMP investigate two serious collisions in one day

RCMP Alberta – On July 31, the Spirit River RCMP attended a serious motor vehicle collision at 3:43 p.m., and then a fatal motor vehicle collision at 4:43 p.m.

At 3:43 the RCMP were dispatched to Highway 2 at Township Road 763. A pick up truck traveling west on Township Road 763 collided with an unloaded semi truck traveling south on Highway 2. The 84-year-old driver of the truck was airlifted by STARS to an Edmonton hospital in serious condition. The driver of the semi truck did not require medical attention.

At 4:40 the RCMP responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 49 and Range Road 110. Preliminary investigation indicates that a semi tractor trailer unit traveling westbound on Highway 49 was attempting to pass a tractor, hauling hay. At the intersection of Range Road 110, the tractor initiated a left turn, and the two vehicles collided.

The 74-year-old male driver of the tractor was declared deceased on scene and the semi truck driver was uninjured.

A collision analyst attended the second collision

The investigation continues into both collisions.

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