On June 30, at 6:47 p.m., Redcliff RCMP received a 911 call for a serious motor vehicle collision involving a semi tractor-trailer unit and motor vehicle. The collision occurred on Highway 41 north, south of the Hamlet of Schuler, between Township Road 160 and Township Road 162.
Redcliff RCMP, Cypress County Fire and EMS attended. The preliminary investigation indicates a passenger vehicle traveling northbound collided head on with a semi tractor-trailer travelling southbound.
The semi tractor-trailer was hauling flammable liquid which caused a significant risk to the public. The highway was closed in both directions for several hours as the RCMP Collision Reconstructionist investigated the scene and clean up was completed.
The 29-year-old male driver from Alberta who was the sole occupant of the passenger vehicle was deceased on scene. The 64-year-old driver of the semi tractor-trailer suffered minor injuries.
RCMP continue to investigate the collision. No further updates are anticipated.