Vulcan, Alberta – On May 27, 2017 at approximately 3:00 p.m. Vulcan RCMP responded to a three vehicle collision on Highway 23 just north of Vulcan.
Preliminary investigation indicated that a pickup truck travelling south crossed the centre line and struck a north bound semi-truck. A third vehicle following behind the semi was unable to avoid the collision and subsequently rolled into the ditch.
The driver of the pickup truck, a 52 year old male from Calgary, was transported to hospital but later succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the semi-truck and the third vehicle were treated for their injuries at local hospitals.
Highway 23 was impassable for several hours but has since re-opened to traffic. The cause of the collision is still under investigation.
The name of the deceased will not be released. The RCMP would like to express their condolences to the family during this difficult time.