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Details of long weekend fatal collision could take weeks

Posted on August 9, 2017 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Justin Seward

RCMP say details of a fatal collision involving a nine-year-old Chestermere girl east of Dunmore on Aug. 7 could take weeks to piece together.
“It’s a technical investigation that requires some time,” said Redcliff RCMP S/Sgt. Sean Maxwell.
“We’ll be waiting for the recontructionist to come back with their report in a few weeks.”
The nine-year-old girl was a passenger in a Pontiac Sunfire driving westbound and collided with the trailer portion of the semi truck that was turning north on to Highway 41 around 3 p.m on the annual Civic Holiday Monday.
Additionally, two 12 year olds that were in the car were transported to hospital. One has life threatening injuries, while the other was in serious, but stable, condition.
The female driver of the car was listed in serious, but stable, condition.
At this time there were no drugs or alcohol involved in the collision.
Maxwell said RCMP are not releasing the names of the people involved in the accident.
There have been collisions in that area over the years and with these type of accidents the RCMP take the data of the collision and send it to Alberta Transportation for them to look at intersection,
“We monitor all the intersections,” said Maxwell.
“If we find that there’s specific issues, we might pay more specific attention in certain areas.”
He added it is too early in the preliminary investigation to make any sort of  recommendation for safer driving strategies.

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