RCMP respond to three vehicle collision on Alberta Highway 69 east of the Fort Mac airport turnoff

Fort McMurray, Alberta – On Jan. 22, 2022, at approximately 4:17 p.m., Fort McMurray RCMP, Fort McMurray Municipal Traffic Unit, Fort McMurray Fire Department and EMS responded to a three vehicle collision on Highway 69 east of the airport turnoff.

The preliminary investigation revealed an eastbound transport truck was slowing down to make a right hand turn when the pickup truck behind him passed and collided head on with a westbound small car.

A passenger of the small car, a 16-year-old female, of Fort McMurray, was ejected and airlifted via Local Hero to a hospital in Edmonton where she later succumbed to her injuries. The identity of the deceased will not be released.

Two other occupants of the small car, a 16-year-old female and a 16-year-old male, were extracted and taken to hospital with critical injuries.

Fatal Collision
(File Photo) Fatal Collision

The driver of the pickup truck, a 28-year-old male, was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the semi-tractor unit, a 41-year-old male, was not physically injured.

Road conditions as the time of the collision were icy and snow covered and visibility was reduced due to snowfall.

The Fort McMurray Municipal Traffic Unit continue to investigate this collision.

If you have any information in relation to the collision, please contact the Fort McMurray RCMP at (780) 788-4040. If you have information about this collision and you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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