18-year old man from Three Hills killed in crash
Airdrie RCMP have charged the driver of a transport truck with three counts of dangerous driving following a fatal collision on Highway 9 that killed a highway maintenance worker on Monday.
The fatal crash occurred at the intersection of Highway 21 and Highway 9, northeast of Airdrie, just after noon on Monday, July 15.
Cst. J Morin of the Airdrie RCMP says police believe the transport truck was heading north on Highway 21 when it failed to stop at the controlled intersection with Highway 9. The semi collided with an eastbound Honda Civic.
The two vehicles then crashed into a parked pickup truck that was pulled over just north of the intersection of the two roadways. Two highway maintenance workers were struck by the vehicles.
One of the workers was an 18-year old man from Three Hills. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The other worker, a 19-year old woman also from Three Hills was airlifted by STARS Air Ambulance in critical condition. She remains in intensive care. The driver of the Honda was treated at the scene and transported by ground hospital and has since been released. The driver of the transport truck suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
The driver of the transport truck was a 35-year old man from Blackfalds. The man faces one count of dangerous driving causing death and two counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm.
Morin says “Police would like to remind the public to remain diligent when traveling on all highways by following all the rules of the road and paying close attention while approaching any intersection, whether it be controlled by a traffic control device or not”.
Anyone who witnessed the Highway 9 crash is asked to contact the Airdrie RCMP at 403 945 7200 or Beiseker RCMP at 403 947 3240.