Hinton, Alberta – On July 1st, 2017 at approximately 01:50 AM, the Hinton RCMP and Emergency Services responded to a serious motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 16 and highway 40 south.
A collision occurred between a pickup truck travelling northbound on Highway 40 south and a semi-tractor trailer travelling eastbound on highway 16. The collision occurred at the intersection of both highways.
The driver and lone occupant of the pickup truck succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The driver of the semi-tractor trailer was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The westbound lanes of highway 16 are closed at the intersection with highway 40 south. Traffic is being diverted into the eastbound lanes of highway 16. This will cause significant delays for travellers driving on highway 16.
The cause of the collision is not known at this time.
An RCMP collision analyst, out of Edmonton, is investigating the cause of the collision at this time.