UPDATED: The road is reopened – Rimbey RCMP respond to serious accident

Trucks involved in accident on fire on Hwy. 20 - One man has died as a result.

UPDATED: Traffic is no longer being diverted on Highway 20, north of Township Road 442.

Police say that at 12:09 p.m., they were dispatched to a head on collision involving a truck and semi-truck.

“Preliminary investigation indicates that the truck was heading southbound and entered into the north lane on a curved section of the highway colliding with a northbound semi-truck,” say police. “Both vehicles caught fire as a result of the collision.”

“Tragically, the driver of the pickup truck was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the semi-truck was transported to hospital with minor injuries and was released.”

Rimbey RCMP and a RCMP Collision Analyst continue to investigate but no charges are anticipated.

Police say they will not be providing any more updates on this file.

Background

The RCMP along with emergency services are on scene at a serious two vehicle collision on Highway 20, north of Township Road 442. Traffic is being diverted and is expected to be diverted for several hours.

Northbound traffic on Highway 20 is being diverted at Township Road 442. Southbound traffic is being diverted at Township Road 444. A collision analyst will be attending the collision scene. It is recommended that motorists avoid the area.

There is no further information available at this time. An update will be provided when able.

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