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RCMP Cochrane: UPDATE – Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

RCMP Investigation has shown, that South Bound car had pulled over onto the shoulder of Highway 22, when it made an illegal U-turn, to go north bound when it was hit by a southbound truck.  The 68 year old male driver from Tennessee, USA, of the car was pronounced, deceased at the scene. The  69 year old male passenger also from Tennessee, suffered non life threatening injuries and was transported to Foothills Hospital, for further examination.  The 28 year old male driver of the pick up truck , from Cochrane, was not injured, was examined by EMS and released at the scene.
Speed and Alcohol are not believed to be factors in the collision. Highway 22 was closed in both directions, while the Cochrane RCMP investigated the collision but has since been reopened.  The names of the parties involved are not being released.  No charges are anticipated.

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