White­court RCMP – Early morn­ing crashes re­sult in dam­age to Fire ve­hi­cle and charges - High­way 43

The McLeod River Post - - Family, Farm & Garden -

Shortly af­ter 6 a.m. on Sun­day, Novem­ber 27th, 2016, a trac­tor­trailer unit crashed into the ditch on High­way 43 near Chick­adee Creek west of White­court, Al­berta. The driver of that unit sus­tained mi­nor in­juries. The unit was trans­port­ing fuel but no fuel from the tanks leaked as a re­sult of the crash. There was some diesel fuel leak­age from the trac­tor’s tanks.

While White­court Fire and EMS were re­spond­ing to this first crash, a se­cond trac­tor-trailer unit left the travel por­tion of the road­way and crashed into a nearby ditch.

RCMP from White­court ar­rived shortly af­ter­wards and a third trac­tor-trailer unit struck one of the parked Fire trucks at the base of the hill. The driver of that unit failed to stop af­ter col­lid­ing with the Fire truck. Po­lice have iden­ti­fied the driver of that unit and charged an adult male with care­less driv­ing and fail­ing to re­main at the scene of a col­li­sion.

While White­court Fire and EMS were re­spond­ing to this first crash, a se­cond trac­tor­trailer unit left the travel por­tion of the road­way and crashed into a nearby ditch.

Al­berta En­vi­ron­ment is com­plet­ing an as­sess­ment of the scene. Road­way re­stric­tions may con­tinue through the early part of this week while this work con­tin­ues.

Heavy fog and icy road con­di­tions con­trib­uted to these crashes. Mo­torists are re­minded to drive ac­cord­ing to road con­di­tions, re­gard­less of posted speed lim­its, and be es­pe­cially mind­ful around emer­gency ve­hi­cles on road­ways.

If you have any in­for­ma­tion about this or any other crime, please call the White­court RCMP at (780)524-3345, or if you wish to re­main anonymous, please call Crime Stop­pers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or via the in­ter­net at www.tip­sub­mit.com , or by tex­ting TIP212 + your mes­sage to ‘CRIMES’ (274637). You do not need to re­veal your iden­tity to Crime Stop­pers. If the in­for­ma­tion you pro­vide leads to an ar­rest, re­cov­ery of stolen prop­erty and or seizure of il­licit drugs, you may be el­i­gi­ble for a cash re­ward.

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