One man killed in multi-vehicle collision on Hwy 40

By Glory Przekop
October 10, 2018 - 10:29am

A man was killed in Tuesday night's multiple vehicle collision on Highway 40, north of Hinton.

RCMP responded at 8:17 p.m. and say a northbound semi-truck and trailer fishtailed, colliding with a southbound truck. The pickup ended up in the ditch while the semi remained on the highway and a third vehicle hit it as other vehicles slid into the ditch.

The 44-year-old driver of the truck died on scene. The male passenger sent to an Edmonton hospital and the 37-year-old semi driver was taken to the hospital in Hinton.

There were no other injuries.

RCMP say it was foggy with freezing rain at the time and the highway was covered in ice.

It is expected one lane will be closed through the day today (Wednesday) as the Alberta Environment & Parks, Emergency Response Team cleans up the spill.

RCMP say road conditions have improved in that area but are still not "optimal" and drivers are asked to avoid the area.


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