Boyle RCMP investigate head on collision on Highway 831

Boyle, Alberta – On June 10, 2017 at approximately 4:00 p.m., Boyle RCMP responded to a head on collision involving two vehicles on Highway 831, 5kms south of Boyle. A semi water truck was heading southbound when it collided head on with a northbound E-350 Van that had crossed the centre line of the highway. The van then veered into a ditch after the collision.

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The lone occupant of the van, a 26-year-old male from Edmonton required extrication before being transported via STARS to an Edmonton hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The lone occupant of the semi water truck, a 74-year-old male from Boyle suffered minor injuries and was released from the scene.

All possible contributing factors related to this collision are being considered. An RCMP Collision Analyst attended the scene and the investigation continues.

Photo by Boyle RCMP
Photo by Boyle RCMP

Traffic on Highway 831 is currently open to one lane alternating traffic and delays are to be expected.

Background:

June 10, 2017

Boyle RCMP investigate head on collision – Highway 831

Boyle, Alberta – On June 10, 2017 at approximately 4:00 p.m., Boyle RCMP responded to a head on collision involving two semi-trucks on Highway 831, 5kms south of Boyle. Police are currently on scene and details are limited at this time.

Traffic is expected to be diverted for several hours in both north and southbound directions on Highway 831 while the investigation continues. Motorists are asked to avoid the area.

An update with further information will be provided when available.

Boyle RCMP


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