Fatal crash

One driver was killed and another person was seriously injured in a two-vehicle collision on Hwy 2 south of Ponoka near Wolf Creek Golf Course.
The collision occurred on June 29 at 12:10 p.m. with Ponoka RCMP, Ponoka Fire Department and Lacombe Ambulance responding to the scene.

  • Jul. 2, 2008 5:00 a.m.

By Tiffany Williams

Editor

One driver was killed and another person was seriously injured in a two-vehicle collision on Hwy 2 south of Ponoka near Wolf Creek Golf Course.

The collision occurred on June 29 at 12:10 p.m. with Ponoka RCMP, Ponoka Fire Department and Lacombe Ambulance responding to the scene.

Currently the name of the deceased is not being released pending notification of next of kin.

The RCMP investigation determined that both vehicles were northbound when the sideswipe same direction collision occurred. One vehicle lost control and entered the centre median rolling several times coming to a rest on its roof in the southbound lane. The unrestrained driver was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife sustained serious non life-threatening injuries and was transferred to a hospital in Edmonton. The three people in the other vehicle were not injured.

RCMP reported in a police release that neither drugs or alcohol were factors in the collision and the investigation continues. After the collision traffic was diverted to alternate highways as Hwy 2 was closed in both directions for nearly two and a half hours.

The RCMP reported that many people stopped and provided CPR and first aid to those who were injured and it was greatly appreciated.

Ponoka RCMP would like to hear from anyone that saw the events leading up to the collision and they can be reached at 403-783-4472 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.