Oyen, Alberta – As a result of further investigation, Oyen RCMP have laid charges in relation to a fatal collision that took place on Aug. 20, 2019, at 3:30 p.m., on Highway 9 near Range Road 73, that resulted in three deaths. This was a complex collision involving 11 vehicles.
Daniel Zacharias Wollmann (22) from Mitchell, Man., is charged with:
• Dangerous operation causing death (x3)
• Dangerous operation causing bodily harm (x14)
Wollmann is scheduled to appear in Hanna Provincial Court on Apr. 22, 2020.
As this matter is now before the courts, no further information will be released.
Southern Alberta District RCMP
Aug. 20, 2019
Oyen RCMP on scene of multiple vehicle collision on Highway 9 – Update #2
Oyen, Alta. – Shortly after 8:00 p.m. this evening, the fire was extinguished at the collision scene, and the RCMP collision analyst is on scene to conduct an examination and investigation.
It is confirmed that 10 vehicles were involved in the collision; seven passenger vehicles and three semi-truck units.
While the collision analyst is expected to take approximately three more hours, there will be a further delay while vehicles are towed and the highway is cleaned. It is anticipated that the road will remain impassable until early tomorrow morning.
This remains an active investigation. A confirmation in relation to the number of people injured and/or deceased will be provided tomorrow. No further information will be provided this evening.
Aug. 20, 2019
Oyen RCMP on scene of multiple vehicle collision on Highway 9
Oyen, Alta. – Oyen RCMP are currently on scene of a collision involving multiple vehicles on Highway 9 at Range Road 72 between Chinook and Cereal, Alberta which occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m.
RCMP are asking motorists to avoid the area or expect delays. Traffic on Highway 9 is being re-routed eastbound to Highway 884 and westbound to Highway 41.
No further information is available at this time. An update will be provided.
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