On Jan. 6, 2024, at approximately 11:45 p.m., Drumheller RCMP, Emergency Medical Services, and local Fire Departments responded to a 2 vehicle head-on collision on Hwy 9 near Range Road 214 West of Drumheller. It was reported that multiple injuries occurred and a vehicle was on fire.
Upon arrival of first responders the vehicle fire was extinguished.
Preliminary investigation indicates that a pickup truck and a car collided on the highway. The driver of the car, a 39-year-old male resident of Drumheller was pronounced deceased at the scene. The passenger of the car, a 33-year-old female resident of Drumheller was taken to hospital via ground ambulance with undetermined injuries. The driver of the pickup truck, a 50-year-old male resident of Strathmore, was taken to Drumheller Hospital with non life threatening injuries.
A RCMP Collision Re-Constructionist attended the scene to assist in the investigation. Traffic flow was affected for several hours and the scene cleared on Jan. 7, 2024 at 6:30 a.m..
RCMP are investigating the driver of the pick up for impaired driving causing death. This investigation continues.