January 19th, 2021

Thursday morning collision claims life; passenger airlifted to hospital in critical condition


By Herald on January 8, 2021.

Fort Macleod RCMP says a man has died following a two vehicle collision on Highway 2, south of Claresholm near Granum Thursday morning.

Police say preliminary investigation indicates that the semi-truck had been travelling westbound on Highway 519 near Granum. After stopping at the intersection at Highway 2, the semi-truck turned northbound into the merge lane and was subsequently struck by the north bound pick-up truck.

There were four occupants in the truck. The 33-year-old female driver from Lethbridge and a 29-year-old male from the Blood Tribe received non-life threatening injuries and were transported to a local area hospital by EMS. A second passenger, a 26-year-old male also from the Blood Tribe was transported by ambulance however upon arrival at hospital had succumbed to his injuries.  A 27-year-old female passenger from the Blood Tribe was airlifted in critical condition by STARS to an area hospital.

Police say the driver of the semi tanker unit was not injured.

An RCMP collision analyst attended and was on scene until approximately 3:00 p.m.

Police say the collision remains under investigation and the name of the deceased male will not be released.

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