Fort Vermilion RCMP investigate fatal collision on Highway 697

Fort Vermilion, Alberta – On July 3, 2021, at 6:13 a.m., Fort Vermilion RCMP received a call to a single vehicle roll over on Highway 697 near the intersection with Rural Road 144.

Fort Vermilion RCMP, along with emergency services, attended the scene, and located a single vehicle that had come to rest in the ditch. The 18-year-old male driver of the vehicle had been ejected from the vehicle and EMS provided first aid and transported him to hospital with critical injuries. A second occupant, a 16-year-old male, was treated by EMS for serious injuries and taken to hospital. On July 4, 2021, the 18-year-old male from La Crete, Alta., died as a result of his injuries.

Fatal Collision
(File Photo) Fatal Collision

The cause of this single vehicle rollover remains under investigation by the Fort Vermilion RCMP, along with the assistance of the RCMP Collision Recontructionist; however, the preliminary investigation indicates alcohol and speed are believed to have been factors contributing to this fatal collision.

The name of the deceased will not be released.

No further updates are anticipated.

Fort Vermilion RCMP

Western Alberta District RCMP

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