Another fatal highway crash in our area this week.
Just before 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 8 RCMP responded to a collision on Range Road 233 at the intersection of Hwy 564, south of Rockyford. A backhoe travelling northbound on Range Road 233 was struck by an SUV that was also travelling north.
Emergency crews worked to extract the 72-year-old female passenger of the SUV, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver, a 73-year-old man, was taken to an area hospital for treatment. The driver of the backhoe wasn't seriously hurt.
An RCMP collision analyst attended the scene and the cause of the accident remains under investigation. Investigators do not believe that alcohol was a factor and all flashing lights and appropriate signage were in operation on the back-hoe at the time.