UPDATE: Oil Transport Truck Rolls on Highway 63 South of Boyle, Alberta

Boyle, Alberta – Last night at approximately 9:30 p.m. Boyle RCMP responded to a semi roll over on Highway 63 at Township Road 634, 15kms south of Boyle. A semi-truck heading southbound with two trailers of oil rolled into a ditch. A 22-year-old lone female occupant from Edmonton was transported by EMS to an Edmonton hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

It is estimated that approximately 11,000 litres of oil has spilled into a ditch at the collision scene. A Hazmat Response team from Edmonton and Alberta Environment are on scene and clean up is now expected to last a few days. One lane of traffic alternating both north and southbound on the Highway will remain in effect. Drivers are asked to be careful when passing workers.

Photo by RCMP
Photo by RCMP

The investigation continues and all contributing factors related to this collision are being considered. An update will be provided once the Highway is completely opened.

BACKGROUND:

Boyle, Alberta – At approximately 9:30 p.m. this evening, Boyle RCMP responded to a semi roll over on Highway 63 at Township Road 635, 15kms south of Boyle. A semi-truck heading southbound with two trailers of oil rolled over into a ditch.

The 22-year-old lone female occupant from Edmonton was transported by EMS to an Edmonton hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Police and Fire are currently on scene with one lane of traffic alternating both north and southbound on the Highway. A Hazmat team from Edmonton is en-route as an undetermined amount of oil in the tankers leaked into the ditch. Clean up of the oil is expected to take several hours.

The investigation continues and all contributing factors related to this collision are being considered.

Boyle RCMP


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