Fatal motor vehicle collision on Monday

On March 7th at 4:13 p.m., Blackfalds RCMP responded to a two vehicle fatal collision on Hwy. 815 between Hwy. 597 and Lakeside Sargent Rd.

  • Mar. 10, 2016 3:00 p.m.

On March 7th at 4:13 p.m., Blackfalds RCMP, with the assistance of the Red Deer Collision Analyst, emergency services, Lacombe County patrol and Blackfalds ITU, responded to a two vehicle fatal collision on Hwy. 815 between Hwy. 597 and Lakeside Sargent Rd.

A passenger vehicle was travelling southbound on Hwy. 815 and collided head on with a northbound semi truck with an unloaded trailer. The 17-year-old female driver, and sole occupant of the car, was declared deceased on scene.

The 57-year-old male driver of the semi truck was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries and was later released.

Traffic was diverted for a period of time while the collision analyst conducted an investigation.

The name of the deceased driver will not be released. The investigation into the collision is ongoing.