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.

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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