Dangerous driving results in one fatality near Wandering River
Boyle, AB – One male, age 33, is dead as a result of a motor vehicle collision on Highway 63 that occurred approximately 10 km south of Wandering River at 7:45 p.m. yesterday evening. The investigation into the collision indicates that a white Chevrolet Avalanche crossed over the centre line and hit an oncoming semi-tractor trailer. The deceased was the lone occupant of the vehicle he was driving. The driver of the tractor trailer was injured in the collision and is being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries in hospital.
The collision resulted in the closure of Highway 63 until early this morning, and traffic is expected to be delayed until early afternoon while crews work to remove the tractor trailer from the ditch. The tractor trailer was hauling dangerous goods, none of which were spilled on scene. The goods have been off-loaded safely.
Witnesses report seeing the white Chevrolet Avalanche driving erratically at high speed before the collision occurred, which was shortly after the vehicle rear-ended and passed another motorist on the road. This collision occurred in an undivided section of Highway 63. Weather at the time of the collision was clear and sunny.
The investigation into the collision continues. RCMP is asking that anyone who may have witnessed the events leading up to the collision to contact the Boyle RCMP Detachment at 780-689-4081
Friday, April 10th 7:20am
Highway 63 Closed
RCMP members and Emergency Services have just been dispatched to a serious collision on Highway 63 just south of Wandering River. As a result of this collision, Highway 63 has been shut down to facilitate effective deployment of emergency services. It is unknown at this time when the highway will re-open. Further information will be released as it becomes available. Please use Highway 881 as an alternative route