Beaverlodge RCMP investigate fatality on Highway 43 – UPDATED

Beaverlodge, Alberta – Beaverlodge RCMP have now cleared the scene of this fatal collision.

Further investigation has indicated that a pick-up truck was heading northwest on Highway 43 and an SUV was heading southwest on Highway 43 when the SUV lost control, going into the lane of oncoming traffic and colliding with the pick-up truck. The 50-year-old male driver and lone occupant of the pick-up, from Fort St. John, Brit. Col., was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The 47-year-old male driver and lone occupant of the SUV from Fort St. John was deceased on scene.

This collision remains under investigation by the Beaverlodge RCMP.

The highways re-opened at approximately 1 p.m. and regular traffic flow has resumed.

No further updates are anticipated.

BACKGROUNS

Beaverlodge, Alberta – On Oct. 30, 2020, at 9:10 a.m., Beaverlodge RCMP received a call of a two vehicle collision on Highway 43 between Beaverlodge and Hythe, Alta.

Beaverlodge RCMP, fire and emergency medical services attended the location and remain on scene. Limited details of the collision are known. It is known that an SUV and a pick-up truck collided while traveling in unknown directions on Highway 43. One occupant of the SUV is deceased. No further information is available at this time.

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Traffic on Hwy 43 near Township 730 will remain restricted to one lane at this time. Should the investigation require complete closure of the highway, traffic will be diverted to adjacent Township and Range Roads. This is anticipated to continue for several hours.

Beaverlodge RCMP would like to warn motorists of poor road conditions at this time. Motorists are asked to avoid any unnecessary travel.

Beaverlodge RCMP

Western Alberta District RCMP



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