Vehicle accident on Highway 20 claims life

A fatality occurring on Hwy. 20 last Thursday could have been the result of slippery road conditions.

  • Tue Jan 28th, 2014 5:00am
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A fatality occurring on Hwy. 20 last Thursday could have been the result of slippery road conditions.

In a press release, Cpl. Kevin R. Halwa said at approximately 8 a.m. on Jan. 23, Sylvan Lake RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 20 between Asplund and Rainy Creek Road.

On police arrival, a Ford Ranger and a GMC Yukon were located, both with extensive damage. The driver and passenger of the GMC Yukon were extracted from the vehicle with the assistance of the Bentley Fire Department. Both were transported to Red Deer Regional Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Unfortunately, the driver and lone occupant of the Ford Ranger died at the scene as a result of the collision.

A witness to the collision advised police that the Ford Ranger was noted to appear to lose control moments prior to the collision.

The roadway was slippery at the time of the collision.

Red Deer Collision Analysts are assisting with the investigation.

Alcohol is not a factor.

The name of the deceased is not being released as this time.