February 21st, 2024

Magrath man dead in collision with semi


By Lethbridge Herald on December 29, 2023.

Herald photo by Alejandra Pulido-Guzman A semi-trailer approaches Highway 3 from Kipp Road on Thursday afternoon at the intersection with Highway 509 where a collision claimed the life of a 78-year-old man the night before.

A 78-year-old Magrath man died Wednesday night when the sport utility vehicle he was driving struck a semi-trailer from behind on Highway 3 at the intersection of Highway 509.

The semi driver was uninjured.

Coaldale RCMP said the initial investigation shows the semi was slowing and making a left turn when it was struck from behind by the SUV.

Eastbound traffic on Highway 3 was detoured onto Westview road from the crash site for several hours while police dealt with the situation. Westbound drivers saw a tarp over the SUV while the investigation was happening.

Police were notified of the collision at 6:14 p.m. on Wednesday.

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