October 28th, 2020

Fatal single vehicle collision on Highway 3 near Monarch


By Herald on October 2, 2020.

A single vehicle collision has claimed the life of a 20-year-old passenger of a car which lost control along Highway 3 near Monarch Thursday afternoon.

Coaldale RCMP along with the Coalhurst Fire Department responded to incident on Highway 3 in the westbound lanes just east of the Oldman River Bridge at the west edge of Lethbridge County.

Preliminary investigation has revealed a grey 2015 BMW X1 being driven westbound lost control on the highway before veering into the north ditch and rolling several times. There were three occupants in the car at the time.

A 20-year-old woman was ejected from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries at the scene. The driver and another passenger were transported to Chinook Regional Hospital for minor injuries.

One westbound lane of Highway 3 was closed while the Coaldale RCMP investigated assisted by the Lethbridge RCMP collision reconstuctionist. Both lanes of the highway were open to traffic shortly after 7 p.m. This investigation is ongoing with no further updates anticipated.

RCMP say the family of the deceased are not from the Coaldale/Lethbridge area and were notified of the event. Police are not releasing the name of the deceased.

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