On Friday mid-morning, RCMP advised motorists that Strathmore RCMP are still on the scene of a fatal collision which occurred at 3 a.m. between three semi-trucks.
"The RCMP collision reconstructionist is on scene. The westbound lanes are still closed and are expected to be closed for another 3 hours. Please avoid the area," a police statement read.
As previously reported, one of the semi trucks was carrying a herbicide. Alberta Environment will be attending to clean this up.
According to police, at 3:00 a.m. on Friday, January 20, RCMP were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision between a semi hauling herbicide, which collided with two other semi trucks parked on the shoulder of the road.
"At this time RCMP, EMS and Fire are on scene. Volker Steven is present redirecting traffic for the next several hours. Westbound traffic will be routed to the Chestermere exit for travel on Highway 1A and 17th Avenue SE through Chestermere," a police release stated.
Both lanes of Highway 1, westbound at Paradise Road (Range Road 282) are affected by this collision. The area will not be passable for some time. Motorists are asked to avoid the area.
The RCMP collision reconstructionist and Criminal Collision Investigation Team (CCIT) are assisting Chestermere and Strathmore RCMP detachments with this investigation.
An update will be provided when and if it is made available.
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