Fatal crash south of Fort McMurray

January 31, 2012 | By | Reply More

Car rear-ends logging truck

Crash south of Anzac on Highway 881

A 20-year old man is dead and a 23-year old man was injured in an accident south of Anzac, Alberta on January 30, at just before 10 p.m.

Constable Christina Wilkins of the Wood Buffalo RCMP says the accident occurred on Secondary Highway 881 near Kilometre marking 259.  Police believe a logging truck had just turned onto the highway and was heading south when it was rear-ended by a Pontiac Sunfire driven by the 23-year old man.  The driver and passenger were both taken to hospital in Fort McMurray with undisclosed injuries.

The 20-year old man, who was the passenger in the car, died from his injuries and the injured driver was treated and released from the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre in Fort McMurray.  The driver of the logging truck, a 56-year old man was not injured in the crash.

Police do not believe alcohol to be a factor in the accident and no charges have been laid, however, the investigation continues.

Wood Buffalo RCMP ask that if you have information about the accident,  please call the Wood Buffalo RCMP at (780) 788-4000, or if you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS).


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