On May 8th, 2017 at approximately 4:00 pm, Blackfalds RCMP and emergency services responded to a serious three vehicle collision on Highway 12 at Tees, Alberta.
The collision occurred when an east bound Ford F-350 truck stopped to make a left turn into Tees and was struck from behind by a tractor trailer unit. The impact resulted in the pickup trucked being forced into an oncoming Chevrolet Tahoe SUV.
The 37 year old male driver of the SUV succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Ford truck and the driver of the tractor unit were transported by ground ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.
Highway 12 at the Tees turn off was closed for several hours while the RCMP conducted their investigation and crews removed debris from the roadway.
Speed and alcohol are not considered factors in the incident.
The identity of the deceased will not be released.
Blackfalds RCMP along with an RCMP Collision Analyst continue to investigate.