Oyen, Alberta – At 3:48 p.m. on August 7, 2019 Oyen RCMP responded to a serious three vehicle collision involving two tractor trailer units and one SUV. Emergency services responded and STARS responded.
One 11-year-old male passenger was confirmed deceased at the collision scene. He was a passenger in the SUV, along with four other members of his family. The other four occupants of the SUV, including two adults and two other children, were transported to hospitals. The driver of the SUV has since been released, and the other three occupants remain in serious condition.
Neither of the drivers of the semi tractor trailer units were injured.
Investigation thus far indicates that one of the semi tractor trailer units was stopped for construction, with the SUV stopped behind it. The second semi tractor trailer unit was travelling in the same direction and struck the rear of the SUV.
RCMP collision analysts attended the scene and traffic was detoured for several hours. At 11:40 p.m. an update was put out that traffic was no longer diverted.
The collision remains under investigation by the RCMP and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement. An update will be provided when and if appropriate.
August 7, 2019
Oyen RCMP Investigate Serious Motor Vehicle Collision
Oyen, Alta – Oyen RCMP are currently on the scene of a serious motor vehicle collision and are advising motorists to avoid the area.
The RCMP, along with Oyen Fire and EMS were called to a multi vehicle collision at approximately 4:30 pm on Highway 9 at Range Road 60, located Northwest of Oyen, Alta. The scene involves two tractor trailer units and passenger vehicle. STARS in en route and the highway is currently not passable. Traffic is being redirected around the area scene via secondary Highway 886 and Range Road 51. The highway is not expected to re-open for several hours. Further details will be released when they become available. RCMP are continuing with the investigation.
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