Vegreville, AB – On September 21, 2016 at approximately 11:40 a.m., members of the RCMP Vegreville Detachment, along with EMS and the Vegreville Fire Department responded to a two vehicle collision at the intersection of highways 631 and 857, approximately eight kilometres north of Vegreville.
A Dodge Ram pickup truck was travelling Eastbound on highway 631 and witnesses claim that the driver failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection with highway 857. The Dodge collided with a Volkswagen sedan travelling Northbound on highway 857. The Volkswagen was struck broadside. As the Volkswagen was pushed off the roadway, it incurred a second collision with a power pole.
The 26 year old male driver of the Volkswagen sedan suffered severe injuries, and was airlifted to an Edmonton area hospital by STARS air ambulance. The 34 year old male driver of the Dodge truck was treated for minor injuries and released later that day.
The investigation is ongoing, with the assistance of the K Division Collision Reconstruction Team. At this time, alcohol or other intoxicants are not believed to have played a role in this collision. Charges are pending.
Traffic was diverted along highway 631 through Vegreville for approximately six hours as the investigation continued.
The 26 year old male succumbed to his injuries on September 22, 2016.