Driver killed in two-vehicle collision

A man is dead after being struck by a gravel truck on the afternoon of Nov. 5.

  • Nov. 7, 2013 5:00 p.m.

CRUCIAL CUTTING - Firefighters had to remove portions of the driver’s side door and roof of this vehicle to extract the driver after it crashed beneath the Hwy. 12 and Hwy. 2 overpass. The driver was transported to the U of A Hospital via STARS and the intersection was closed for several hours.

A man is dead after being struck by a gravel truck on the afternoon of Nov. 5.

The incident occurred at the intersection of Hwy. 604 and Range Road 270. Fire Chief Ed Van Delden said it appears that the driver of a car traveling south on Range Road 270 failed to stop at the intersection and was struck broadside by a gravel truck traveling east on Hwy. 604.

Van Delden said the driver of the car was declared dead on scene and the driver of the gravel truck sustained serious injuries because of the incident.

Van Delden added that fire crews extricated the occupant of the car and also cleaned up a fuel spill from the gravel truck, which was knocked onto its side in the collision.

Earlier that day, Lacombe Fire responded to a single vehicle rollover at the intersection of Hwy. 2 and Hwy. 12.

A vehicle had landed underneath the Hwy. 2 and Hwy. 12 overpass after the driver lost control while driving and falling between the median on the overpass.

Van Delden said fire crews removed the driver side door and part of the roof of the over-turned vehicle to extricate the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, who had sustained serious injuries.

He added that fire crews also assisted in landing a STARS air ambulance, which transported the driver to the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton.

On Nov. 4, Lacombe Fire responded to another motor vehicle collision under the Milton Road overpass on Hwy. 2.

Van Delden said that there was some confusion about the location of the collision as dispatch had initially provided the intersection of Hwy. 2 and Hwy. 12 as the location.

While there was a single-vehicle collision at Hwy. 2 and Hwy. 12 as well, Lacombe fire was not needed on scene and so only responded to the multi-vehicle collision at the overpass.

Van Delden said that there were four vehicles, two of them semi-trucks, involved in that incident, which required Hwy. 2 traffic to be diverted for hours while the collision was cleaned up.

He said one semi had struck the guardrail and received significant damage, but added that there were no injuries in the collisions.


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