Bassano, Alberta – (8:22 pm) Traffic is no longer being diverted on Highway 1, between Brooks and Bassano. At approximately 2:40 p.m., a collision occurred involving a truck and tow truck.
Preliminary investigation has revealed the truck carrying a horse trailer was heading westbound on Highway 1 when it collided with a stationary tow truck that was assisting on a separate call. The tow truck had emergency lights activated and was on the side of the Highway.
The 83-year-old driver of the truck from Olds, Alta., was pronounced deceased at the scene. An adult female passenger was airlifted via HALO to a Calgary hospital with serious life-threatening injuries. The operators of the tow truck were not injured.
Brooks RCMP continue to investigate the collision. No charges will be laid and the name of the deceased will not be released.
Road conditions were icy at the time of the collision.
Bassano, Alberta – (4:23 PM) Bassano RCMP are currently on scene at a two vehicle collision on Highway 1, between Brooks and Bassano. The eastbound lanes of Highway 1 are open for travel. The westbound lanes are being rerouted at Highway 36.
Traffic is expected to be diverted for at least another hour while the collision is being investigated.
Icy conditions have been reported in the area and motorists are asked to slow down and drive to conditions.
No further information is available at this time. An update will be provided once new information becomes available
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