Airdrie RCMP advise highway 9 closed at Highway 566 – Update Fatality

April 9, 2020
Rockyview County, Alberta

News release

Following an investigation by the Airdrie Rural RCMP, along with the assistance of the RCMP Collision Analyst, Highway 9 was reopened to traffic in the evening on April 8, 2020.

investigation indicates that on April 8, 2020, at approximately 1 p.m., a car was heading eastbound on Highway 566 and at the intersection with Highway 9, it proceeded and collided with the fuel tanks of the semi-trailer unit that was travelling northbound on Highway 9.

The driver and lone occupant of the car, a 35-year-old male from Calgary, was transported from the scene by STARS air ambulance to a Calgary hospital. He later died as a result of his injuries sustained in the collision. His name will not be released. The semi-trailer driver and lone occupant was not injured.

A quantity of diesel fuel spilled out of the semi-truck on the scene and was cleaned up by hazardous materials crews.

No charges are anticipated and no further updates will be provided.


April 8, 2020

Airdrie RCMP Advise Hwy 9 Closed at Hwy 566

Airdrie Rural RCMP are investigating a serious injury three vehicle collision involving a semi-trailer at the intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 566 near Keoma, Alberta.

Traffic is stopped north and southbound Highway 9 at that location to allow police, fire and EMS to work safely.

Updates will be sent as the investigation proceeds.


Contact information

Corporal Deanna Fontaine
Media Relations Officer
Southern Alberta District RCMP

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