On March 17th, 2015 at approximately 5:30 P.M., Okotoks RCMP and emergency services responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 549 – 1 km east of junction highway 549 and highway 552.
The driver and lone occupant of a van was traveling eastbound on Highway 549. The driver lost control, struck the hydro pole and veered into the ditch, landing on all four wheels.
The driver of the van suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure.
A motorist stopped to assist the occupant, but left the scene before police arrived.
Speed and alcohol are considered to be factors in the incident. Road conditions at the time were in good condition.
Okotoks RCMP continue to investigate the collision and are looking to speak with the motorist that left the scene of the collision and anyone else who may be able to offer information regarding this incident.
Charges are pending further investigation.