Breton RCMP on scene at serious collision – Update

November 5, 2019
Winfield, Alberta

News release

The RCMP are no longer on scene at the collision, which occurred earlier today near Winfield. Traffic is no longer detoured.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a car and a semi collided in the intersection. The lone occupant of the car died on scene. The driver of the semi did not suffer injuries.

Investigation into this collision continues; however, icy road conditions are believed to be a contributing factor.

Background:

November 5, 2019

Breton RCMP on scene at serious collision

The RCMP with emergency services are on scene at a serious two vehicle collision north of the intersection of Highway 13 and Highway 20. Both north and southbound traffic on Highway 20 is currently being re-routed through the town of Winfield. Highway 13 traffic is still getting through the area.

The collision involves a semi tractor trailer unit which has rolled.

Traffic is expected to be diverted for several hours. A collision analyst is en route to the collision scene to conduct an examination. The RCMP responded to this collision at 10:50 a.m., and there are no further details available.

Icy road conditions are determined to be an issue in this area. Highway 770 is slick and motorists are having difficulty navigating the hill at Highway 770 and Township Road 502.

Alternate travel routes are recommended.

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Contact information

Corporal Laurel Scott
Media Relations Group
780-890-2685

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