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Okotoks RCMP on Scene of Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

UPDATE

Foothills County, Alta. – At 5:11 a.m., Okotoks RCMP responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 2 at 306 Avenue E. near Okotoks, Alta.

The investigation determined that a pickup truck which was travelling southbound on Highway 2 collided with a car that was eastbound on 306 Avenue E. near Okotoks.

The driver of the car, a 59-year-old male from Okotoks, died as a result of injuries from the collision. The 36-year-old male driver of the pickup truck from Calgary suffered minor injuries.

RCMP officers from Okotoks, Nanton, Turner Valley and the RCMP Collision Reconstruction unit responded to the collision as well as Emergency Medical Services, Okotoks Fire Department and the Foothills Fire Department.

Traffic was limited to one lane on southbound Highway 2 for several hours while police investigated.  Both southbound lanes are now open and normal traffic flow has resumed.

All possible contributing factors related to this collision are being considered, and the collision remains under investigation. No further updates are anticipated.

Original Release

Foothills County, Alta. – At 5:11 a.m., Okotoks RCMP responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 2 at 306 Avenue E. near Okotoks, Alta.

The south bound lanes of Highway 2 have been reduced to one lane near 306 Avenue E. while the Okotoks RCMP along with a RCMP Collision Analyst continue to investigate.

The RCMP are requesting motorists to slow down in the area.

Further information will be released once it becomes available.

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