Ponoka RCMP release photo of vehicle of interest in highway fatality

Photo was captured at about 7 p.m. on the QEII at the Gee Road exit

The Ponoka RCMP continue to investigate a fatality which occurred on Dec. 10th on the QEII. As a result of information received, the RCMP have determined a vehicle of interest.

Police have released a photo of a goose neck trailer, pulled by a one or three-quarter ton truck. The photo was captured at approximately 7 p.m., southbound on the QEII, at the Gee Road exit.

The RCMP would like to speak to the driver of that vehicle which was pulled over, 10 minutes after the collision was reported.

On Dec. 10th, RCMP along with Emergency Medical Services attended and determined that the 54-year-old male driver of a northbound vehicle was declared deceased on scene.

The vehicle appears to have lost control and struck a guard rail where the vehicle then came to rest.

A female passenger in the vehicle sustained minor injuries. She was treated and released.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a large tire, consistent with one used on a semi trailer, may have come unlodged from a southbound vehicle and struck the driver of the northbound vehicle.

Following this, the driver was fatally injured and lost control of the vehicle. The RCMP are seeking assistance from anyone who may know anything about this incident.

If you have information about this investigation, please call the Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or call your local police detachment. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS.

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