Red Deer man killed in crash between semi-trucks near Lacombe

By rdnewsNOW staff
January 11, 2018 - 5:25pm Updated: January 12, 2018 - 12:20am

A man from Red Deer is dead after a serious crash Thursday afternoon near Lacombe.

The crash involving two semi-trucks occurred at about 4 p.m. and shut down both southbound lanes of the QE II approximately three kilometres north of Highway 12.

Police say an unoccupied semi with two empty enclosed trailers was parked on the side of the highway awaiting repairs when another semi heading southbound collided with the back of the rear trailer.

Emergency triangles were in place at the time of the collision, according to Mounties.

The 58-year-old male driver from Red Deer in the southbound semi was pronounced deceased at the scene. No one else was injured. 

Innisfail and Ponoka traffic services along with an RCMP Collision analyst from Red Deer continue to investigate all factors contributing to this collision. 

Southbound traffic was detoured onto Highway 2A through Lacombe until just after 11:30 p.m.  Northbound traffic was also impacted.

The victim’s name is not being released. 

Blackfalds RCMP have a busy Thursday morning

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