Man dead after pickup and semi-truck collide on southern Alberta highway: RCMP

Firefighters rescued a woman in Irricana, Alta. early Saturday morning after smoke and flames consumed her home. Global News

EDITOR’S NOTE: Police originally said the crash involved two pickup trucks but later said the crash involved one pickup truck and one semi-truck. The article has been updated to include the corrected information.

RCMP in southern Alberta are investigating a fatal collision involving a pickup truck and a semi-truck.

Police said a section of Highway 23 near Township Road 130 was closed when emergency personnel responded to the scene at about 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

Emergency crews found a 53-year-old Lethbridge man in the pickup truck and he was declared dead at the scene. Claresholm RCMP said the only person in the semi-truck sustained minor injuries.

Police asked drivers to use other routes while they conducted their investigation. After several hours, police left the scene and traffic returned to normal.

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–with a file from Jennifer Ivanov, Global News

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