Members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department clean up a collision scene just after midnight on Thursday. The incident involved a 22-year-old man who died as a result. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

UPDATED: Man dies in collision near Ponoka

STARS Air Ambulance was called to a single vehicle collision on the QE2 south of Ponoka

Updated

A man has died as a result of a serious collision near Ponoka.

Ponoka RCMP confirmed a 22-year-old man succumbed to his injuries after being transported by STARS Air Ambulance to a hospital.

“Information gathered on scene indicates that the vehicle was travelling southbound on the QEII south of Highway 53 when it lost control and struck a guardrail. The vehicle came to rest facing north in the southbound lanes,” state police.

“There was only one occupant in the car, and no other vehicles were involved in this collision. Traffic was delayed while the scene was cleared up.”

Police added their gratitude to the witnesses who stopped to provide assistance to the first responders.

The cause of this collision remains under investigation by the RCMP. No further updates are anticipated in relation to this occurrence.

Background

STARS Air Ambulance was called to a serious collision near Ponoka.

The incident occurred Thursday just after midnight where a grey sedan was southbound on the QE2 when it is believed to have collided into a guard rail of the Battle River bridge.

No other vehicles were involved.

Ponoka RCMP, EMS and the Ponoka County East District Fire Department was called to the scene.

To assist STARS land on the highway, the southbound lanes were closed for a few hours while EMS and crews tended to the man.

 

STARS Air Ambulance was called to the scene of a single vehicle collision just after midnight on Thursday on the QE2 south of Ponoka. The cause of the incident is not known, however, crews were on the scene for several hours. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department clean up a collision scene just after midnight on Thursday. The incident involved a 22-year-old man who died as a result. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department clean up a collision scene just after midnight on Thursday. The incident involved a 22-year-old man who died as a result. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

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