One dead in morning collision

by Morinville News Staff

Morinville RCMP and emergency services responded to a serious motor vehicle collision on Township Road 570, approximately 1 kilometer West of Range Road 231 in Sturgeon County Wednesday morning at approximately 10 a.m.

Police say a commercial vehicle, towing a loaded flat deck trailer, entered Township Road 570 from a commercial yard located on the north side of the road. A westbound passenger vehicle with four occupants attempted to brake for the commercial vehicle. The vehicle then struck the side of the trailer causing severe damage to the front.

One passenger of the car succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The other occupants were transported to hospiral by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the semi was not injured.

RCMP say alcohol is not considered to be a factor in the incident. Road conditions at the time were slippery with icy sections.

The identity of the deceased is not being released at this time at the request of the family. Sturgeon Victim Services is providing assistance to family and friends.

Morinville RCMP along with an RCMP Collision Analyst continue to investigate.

Police say an update will be provided when new information becomes available.

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