Mayerthorpe, Alberta – On Sept. 10, shortly after 1 a.m., Mayerthorpe RCMP responded to a report of a fatal pedestrian motor vehicle collision along the West Road, on Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation. Mayerthorpe RCMP, Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation Emergency Fire Service, Emergency Medical Services ground ambulance and STARS attended.
Preliminary investigation reveals a vehicle was heading westbound when it appears to have collided with a female pedestrian. The vehicle then lost control, went off the roadway, entered the ditch and rolled. The 27-year-old female pedestrian of Glenevis, Alta., was declared deceased on scene. The 44-year-old lone male driver, of Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, Alta., sustained serious injuries and was airlifted by STARS, to an Edmonton area hospital. The driver sustained serious injuries and remains in hospital, currently in stable condition. Weather and road conditions do not appear to have been a factor in this collision.
Mayerthorpe RCMP investigation is on-going. Police have been in contact with next of kin. RCMP will continue to liaise with the family and the community.
Alberta RCMP Collision Analyst and a Criminal Collision Investigation Team was engaged and attended the scene and are assisting in this investigation.
An update will be provided when available.
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