27 January 2016

SRCWA #2016018 - Fatality Motor Vehicle Collision

Fatality Motor Vehicle Collision

Morinville, Alberta - On January 27, 2016 at approximately 10:30 a.m., Morinville RCMP and emergency services responded to a serious motor vehicle collision on Township 570 approximately 1 kilometer West of Range Road 231, Sturgeon County.

A commercial vehicle, towing a loaded flat deck trailer, entered Township 570 from a commercial yard located on the North side of the road.  A west bound passenger vehicle with 4 occupants attempted to brake for the commercial vehicle.  The vehicle then struck the side of the trailer causing severe damage to the front. 

One passenger of the car succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  All other occupants of the passenger vehicle were transported by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.  The driver of the semi was not injured.

Alcohol is not considered to be a factor in the incident.  Road conditions at the time were slippery with icy sections.

The identity of the deceased is not being released at this time at the request of the family.  Sturgeon County Victim Services is providing assistance to family and friends.

Morinville RCMP along with an RCMP Collision Analyst continue to investigate. 

Corporal B.D. Tarzwell
Media Liaison
Morinville RCMP

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Dan Antoniuk
Communications Director
Zone 9 Director

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