Balzac, Alberta – Just after midnight, Tuesday August 26th, 2014, Airdrie Rural RCMP responded to a serious motor vehicle collision on Highway #2 just north of Highway 566 near Balzac, involving a pickup truck and a pedestrian.
Immediately after the collision, two employees from STARS Air Ambulance came across the scene and began emergency first aid on the 16 year old male pedestrian from Airdrie.
Airdrie RCMP, Rocky View Fire Services, Provincial Emergency Medical Services and an RCMP Collision Analyst attended the scene.
Initial investigation has revealed that a Ford F150 pickup, driven by a resident of Airdrie, was travelling north bound on Highway #2 in the middle of three lanes just north of the Highway 566 overpass when the pedestrian, wearing dark coloured clothing, was struck.
It appears the 16 year old pedestrian may have had mechanical difficulties with his vehicle, which was found nearby. Tragically, the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
No charges are being considered. Neither alcohol nor speed appear to have been a factor in this collision. North bound lanes of Highway #2 were closed for four hours while police investigated the scene.
The roadway is now open to traffic. The RCMP would like to thank motorists for their patience and co-operation regarding traffic delays in this unfortunate event.