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Friday , 21 January 2022

Vegreville RCMP investigate fatal collision in County of Minburn

One person is dead after their pick-up truck hit the ditch near Vegreville.

According to the RCMP, “On Jan. 6, at approximately 10 a.m., the Vegreville RCMP, the Vegreville Fire Department and EMS responded to a report of a single-vehicle collision on Range Road 152 near Township Road 514 in the County of Minburn.”

Cpl. Shawn Morgan is a Media Relations Officer with the Eastern Alberta District RCMP.

“A pick-up truck was reported to be in the ditch. The driver was the lone occupant in the vehicle and was found unconscious,” Cpl. Morgan said. “Preliminary investigation indicates the vehicle was northbound on Range Road 152 then drifted into the ditch on the west side of the road where it became stuck.”

The driver, a 69-year-old male of Vegreville, was transported by EMS to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The name of the deceased will not be released.

“Although the investigation to date indicates that the death is not suspicious in nature it remains under investigation,” Cpl. Morgan said. “An autopsy is scheduled for the male at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton.”

The Vegreville RCMP is asking the public’s assistance for any information concerning this incident. Please contact Vegreville RCMP at 780-631-2750 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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.