by Morinville News Staff
Morinville RCMP, the Morinville Fire Department and EMTs were called to the scene of a two-vehicle collision at noon on Saturday.
The collision occured north of Township Road 564 on Highway 44 and involved a 5-ton grain truck and a pick-up truck.
Police say the driver of the southbound grain truck attempted to avoid the collision, but was unable to do so.
The driver of the northbound pick-up truck suffered serious life threatening injuries as a result of the collision and was taken to hospital by ground ambulance.
Morinville RCMP continue to investigate the collision, but they have said alcohol, weather and road conditions do not appear to be factors in Saturday’s collision.
UPDATE – DEC. 7 5:25 PM
In the afternoon of December 7th, 2014 Morinville RCMP received an update that the driver of the northbound pick-up truck had succumb to his injuries and passed away.
Charges are not anticipated.
The deceased’s name is not being released at this time.
Editor’s note: The original version of this report incorrectly stated patient taken to hospital by STARS air Ambulance. According to STARS Twitter feed, “STAR-3 (Edmonton) [was] dispatched for a scene call emergency in the Morinville, AB area” at 11:22 a.m. on Saturday. However, a witness at the scene has informed us the patient was taken by ground ambulance.