Fatal Collision, Highway 1 near Lac Des Arcs, Alberta

Canmore, Alberta – On July 6th, 2017, a patrolling member of the Canmore RCMP witnessed a collision between semi- tractor trucks along the eastbound lanes of Highway 1 just East of Lac Des Arcs, AB.

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An eastbound semi struck another semi that was parked on the shoulder of the Highway. The impact caused an immediate explosion and subsequent fire. A pedestrian, believed to be the driver of the parked semi, was struck and killed upon impact.

A passenger was ejected from the parked semi and taken to Calgary Foothills Hospital. The driver of the travelling semi was also taken to Calgary Hospital, both with unknown injuries.

Highway 1 westbound lanes are now open. Eastbound lanes will be closed pending investigation and removal of debris.

Canmore RCMP


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