A Ponoka woman was declared deceased at the scene of a two-vehicle collision last Wednesday, June 25. The victim’s identity was not known at the time of printing.
The following statement was issued by the RCMP Maskwacis detachment.
On Wednesday June 25, 2014 at 12:15 p.m. Maskwacis RCMP Detachment, Fire, EMS, and Wetaskiwin Detachment responded to a two-vehicle collision, approximately two kilometers north of Maskwacis, Alberta on Hwy 2A.
Investigation found that a southbound car had collided with a northbound semi-truck and trailer. Preliminary investigation, with the assistance of witnesses and a collision analyst, determined that the southbound car crossed over the center line into the path of the northbound truck and trailer.
As a result of the collision, the driver and only occupant of the southbound car, a 61-year-old female resident of Ponoka, Alberta, was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the victim is not to be released until next of kin have been notified. The driver of the truck did not sustain injury.
Road conditions and visibility did not appear to have been factors.
In another development, Maskwacis RCMP Community Response Unit, Wetaskiwin/Maskwacis RCMP General Investigation Section and Police Dog Services executed a search warrant on Thursday June 26 in the Samson Cree Nation.
A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of approximately one pound of cannabis marihuana, $2.000 in Canadian currency and assorted drug paraphernalia.
RCMP arrested two adults from the residence. Tyson Victor Johnson is facing the following charges:
– Possession for the purpose of trafficking marihuana.
– Possession of property obtained by crime. (Money earned through the sale of marihuana)
– Breach of CSO that was received in a prior marihuana trafficking conviction.