Strathmore RCMP respond to fatal collision on Alberta Highway 22x – UPDATED

**Correction – There were only four persons involved in the collision, not five as originally reported. The youth was not transported by STARS.

Strathmore, Alta. – The next of kin has been completed. The deceased, a 46-year-old male driver of the eastbound pick-up truck, was from Medicine Hat, Alta. The 54-year-old male passenger of the pick-up truck was air lifted by STARS to a Calgary Hospital with serious injuries.  The 16-year-old male passenger of the pick-up truck was taken by ground ambulance to a Calgary Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Both passengers were also from Medicine Hat.

The driver of the westbound ¾ ton truck was a 37-year-old male from Calgary, and was the lone occupant. He was transported to a Calgary hospital by ground ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

In addition to Strathmore RCMP, the Langdon Fire Department responded to the collision. The RCMP Collision Analyst also attended the scene and the RCMP Criminal Collision Investigation Team are assisting with the investigation.

All factors that may have contributed to the collision are currently under investigation.

PREVIOUS RELEASE

Strathmore, Alberta – (August 16, 2021 7:15 PM) On Aug. 16, 2021 at 4:13 p.m., Strathmore RCMP were called to a collision between two trucks on Highway 22x and RR 280.

The preliminary investigation indicates that a ¾ ton truck heading westbound on Highway 22x was attempting to pass two semi trucks when it hit an eastbound pickup truck. The 46-year-old male driver of the eastbound pickup truck was pronounced deceased at the scene. No further information about the deceased can be given as the next of kin notification is still in progress.

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There were two passengers in the eastbound truck; one was air lifted, and the other was transported by ground ambulance to hospital. The driver of the westbound truck was transported by ground ambulance, while their passenger was air lifted to hospital.

The highway will remain closed between RR 274 and RR 280 until further notice. The investigation into the collision continues.

Strathmore RCMP



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