Grande Prairie RCMP on scene of collision on Highway 40 – road blocked – Update 3

Grande Prairie, Alberta – (6:12 PM) Grande Prairie RCMP advise that Highway 40 is now re-opened to traffic in all directions.

BACKGROUND

Grande Prairie, Alberta – (2:20 PM) On Sept. 7, 2019 at approximately 1:00 a.m., Grande Prairie RCMP responded to a fatal two vehicle collision on Highway 40, near Township Road 692.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a pickup truck was travelling northbound , and a semi-truck was travelling southbound, when the collision occurred.

Tragically, the lone occupant of the pickup truck, a 42 year old woman from Lethbridge, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the semi truck, a 32 year old male from Grande Prairie, was transported by STARS Air Ambulance to the QE II hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Grande Prairie RCMP, along with an RCMP Collision Analyst continue to investigate. All possible contributing factors for this collision are being considered.

Highway 40 was blocked for several hours, until a detour could be established. Emergency personnel are no longer on scene, however clean-up crews remain. Detour to remain in effect for several more hours.

Our thoughts are with the families of both drivers at this time. The name of the deceased will not be released.

Another update will be provided once the Highway is clear and detours are no longer required.

BACKGROUND

Grande Prairie, Alberta – (8:25 AM) Grande Prairie RCMP continue to remain on scene of a collision on Highway 40, south of Grande Prairie. The investigation is on-going, with the assistance of the RCMP Collision Analyst.

RCMP advise clean-up is likely to take several more hours, however there is a detour in place. Delays can be expected.

An update will be provided when new information becomes available.

Grande Prairie RCMP



Background

Sept. 7, 2019 — Grande Prairie RCMP on scene of collision on Highway 40 – road blocked

Grande Prairie, Alta. – (2:18 AM) Grande Prairie RCMP, along with Fire and EMS, are currently on scene of a serious collision on Highway 40, south of Grande Prairie near Grovedale.

The roadway is currently impassable in both directions. Motorists are asked to reroute as delays are expected to take several hours.

No further information is available at this time. An update will be provided when available.

Grande Prairie RCMP
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