- 1 person was killed on QEII, two were discovered dead after a multi-vehicle crash in Sturgeon County.
- A vehicle slipped off Queen Elizabeth II Highway, south of Edmonton, early Thursday morning as cold rain hit the area.
Vehicle collision on Queen Elizabeth highway:
Chilling rain in northern Alberta Thursday morning added to three deaths on roadways north and south of Edmonton.
One person died in a pileup on the Queen Elizabeth II Highway near Ponoka while two people perished in a collision on Highway 28 in Sturgeon County.
Ponoka RCMP was beckoned to the scene on the QEII at 6:15 a.m. after a tractor-trailer crashed in the northbound roads near Highway 53 and was hit by a second semi-trailer.
A three tractor-trailer, helpless to stop, slipped into the collision scene, RCMP stated in an announcement.
The driver of one of the semi-tractor trailer links, a 64-year-old man from Rimbey, was announced dead on the spot. The RCMP are not publishing the man’s name.
The preceding inquiry found that seven semi-tractor trailer links and one SUV were included in the accident.
As of 5:30 p.m. Thursday, the northbound roads of the QEII were still blocked and traffic rerouted at the Highway 53 bridge.’
An active substance, ammonium nitrate, was extracted from one of the broken tankers as part of the clean-up, RCMP replied.
Details about other damages or the total number of vehicles affected were not prepared, RCMP said in the statement.
Cpl. Kelly Sikorski stated climate played a significant role.
“Freezing rain is believed to be the factor in this collision,” Sikorski stated. Source – cbc.ca
2 hit in Sturgeon County wreck
Icy paths are considered to have given to a fiery highway collision that killed two people around 7 a.m. Thursday in Sturgeon County.
Morinville RCMP, EMS and firefighters returned to the two-vehicle accident on Highway 28 near Township Road 564.