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Saturday , 28 May 2022
Arthur C. Green/Lakeland Connect

RCMP investigate fatal collision on Highway 28

One person is dead following a head-on collision on Highway 28.

On February 7, at approximately 6:00 p.m., the Smoky Lake RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 28 near Range Road 162.

Upon arrival, the RCMP observed that a semi-tractor trailer and car had collided, head-on.

Unfortunately, the driver of the car, a 60-year-old male, from Smoky Lake was pronounced deceased on the scene by EMS. A female passenger was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. The name of the deceased will not be released.

The driver, and lone occupant, of the semi-tractor trailer, was not physically harmed.

RCMP redirected traffic for several hours for the investigation and clean-up of the scene.

Smoky Lake RCMP with the assistance of RCMP Forensic Collision Reconstruction continues to investigate the collision. Preliminary investigation indicates the car encroached into the opposing lane of travel occupied by the oncoming semi-tractor trailer. No charges are expected.

The Edmonton office of the Chief Medical Examiner has scheduled an autopsy for a later date.

No further updates are anticipated.

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is an award winning journalist and is from Whitbourne Newfoundland. Green graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, River Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner and can fillet a Codfish.