Today, September 4, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Jasper RCMP responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision approximately 5 km West of Jasper on highway 16. Jasper Fire and Emergency Services also attended the scene.
As a result of further investigation it was determined that a Hyundai Elentra, driven by a 61 year old female (the lone occupant) was heading west on highway 16. The vehicle crossed the centre line into the path of an oncoming semi. The male driver of the semi attempted to avoid a collision but was unable to do so. The driver of the Elentra died on scene while the driver of the semi was uninjured.
Highway 16 west of Jasper was closed for approximately three hours, and has since reopened.
The name of the deceased is being withheld at this time. No charges are pending as a result of this incident.