Athabasca, Alberta – On Aug. 18, 2020, at approximately 2 p.m., Athabasca RCMP received a 911 call of a motor vehicle collision on Highway 2 located south of Athabasca.
Preliminary investigation indicates a pick-up truck was parked roadside as an item had fallen out of the box of the vehicle. One of the occupants was outside the vehicle when it was put in motion, subsequently being struck by the vehicle. Emergency medical services attended and provided first aid; however, the passenger, a 58-year-old female from Perryvale, Alta., was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Athabasca RCMP are investigating this fatality. The name of the deceased will not be released.
The area of the collision remained restricted to traffic for a period of time until the highway was re-opened.
No further updates are anticipated.
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