Shortly after 1 a.m. on June 14th, Lacombe Police, Fire and EMS responded to a two-vehicle collision at Hwy. 2A and 47th Ave. in Lacombe. Police believe a pickup truck traveling north with seven occupants and traveling at high speed, ran a red light and collided with another pickup traveling west. The impact caused the northbound truck to roll, coming to rest on the CP Rail tracks parallel to Hwy. 2A, police say.
While the westbound pickup sustained heavy damage, the driver and occupant of the vehicle were not significantly injured. The 19-yearold male driver of the northbound pickup however was transported to Red Deer Hospital and then flown to Foothills Hospital in Calgary where he remains in serious condition. One other passenger also sustained serious injuries and was flown to the University of Alberta Hospital. Two other passengers were transported to hospital by ambulance and remaining passengers were treated on scene for minor injuries.
Railway traffic was delayed. Speed and alcohol are also believed to be contributing factors in the collision.
No charges have been laid as the investigation is ongoing and police are not yet releasing names.
However, Lacoka Locos Coach Wes Amendt has said the driver of the northbound pickup truck who was transported to Calgary is Locos player Trevor Anderson.
In an email the day after the collision, Amendt said Anderson was “fighting for his life” in Foothills Hospital but other details were not available. Anderson’s teammate Carson Barnes was also involved in the collision, but Amendt said Barnes sustained only minor bumps and bruises.