Rimbey, Alberta – Rimbey RCMP and RCMP Collision Analyst are investigating a fatal collision that took place o the night of December 18.
At approximately 8:50pm, December 18, 2020, Rimbey RCMP responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision on Highway 20, just south of Township Road 432. On arrival, officers learned that a Ford pick-up truck travelling southbound on Highway 20 had crossed into the northbound lane and collided head on with a northbound semi. Other motorists that came upon the scene rendered first aid to the vehicle occupants until first responders arrived. The driver and lone occupant of the semi, a 57-year-old man from Lacombe was not injured.
A 26-year-old male occupant of the Ford truck, from Ottawa, Ontario, was pronounced deceased at the scene. A second occupant of the Ford truck, a 25-year-old male from Whitecourt, was taken by ground ambulance to Rimbey hospital and later flown by STARS air ambulance to Edmonton where he remains in serious condition.
Traffic in the area was re-routed while the collision analyst attended the scene but has since resumed normal flow. The cause of the collision remains under investigation.
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