Leduc, Alberta – On Oct. 6th, 2014, at approximately 6:00 a.m., RCMP Leduc Integrated Traffic Unit received a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a Honda Civic and another unknown vehicle on the QEII Highway in the south-bound lanes, just north of the Highway 616 overpass. Upon arrival, police observed that the Civic had sustained extensive front-end damage. The driver of the car, a 29-year-old male from Edmonton, was transported to hospital with extensive injuries, and passed away shortly thereafter.
RCMP investigators believe the car struck a stopped or slow-moving truck tractor and semi-trailer, and that driver of the truck either didn’t notice or chose not to stop after the truck he/she was driving was struck.
The damage caused to the car in the collision is consistent with all characteristics of an Arne’s gravel end-dump semi-trailer. It is believed the semi-trailer is either in a tandem or tridem axle configuration, and has a red frame. Part of an Arne’s
mud guard, believed to be from the rear of the truck tractor and semi-trailer, was also found at the scene of the collision.
Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the truck tractor semi-trailer that may have been involved and are asking any witnesses to the collision to please come forward.
If you have information about this, or any other investigation(s), please contact the Leduc RCMP at 780-980-7200, or if you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS), by internet at http://www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers [www.crimestoppers.ab.ca] for instructions on how to do). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.