Single vehicle collision with motorist and anchor drive case has RCMP investigating

Last Updated: October 27, 2023By Tags: ,

Image: Smoky Lake RCMP. Significant damage was caused as a result of the collision. 

Police are investigating after a serious collision near Smoky Lake.

On Thursday night at approximately 7:27 p.m., Smoky Lake RCMP responded to a serious motor vehicle collision involving a vehicle and a large heavy metal object.

After further investigation, the large heavy object was identified as an anchor drive case, estimated to weigh around 800 lbs had fallen off the flat deck of the Semi-truck onto the roadway. The following vehicle then collided with the large object causing significant front-end damage and the driver to lose control of their vehicle.

The semi-truck was last seen heading West bound on Highway 28 near Vilna.

As Smoky Lake continue to investigate this occurrence, anyone with information regarding this incident or is able to identify the Semi-truck are asked to contact the Smoky Lake RCMP at 780-656-3691. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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