August 2, 2014 3:37 pm

Pickup truck driver killed in crash near Boyle

One person is dead following a two vehicle collision on Highway 831, August 2, 2014

Supplied, Redwater RCMP

EDMONTON – One person is dead after a collision involving a pickup truck and a three-tonne transport truck on Highway 831 on Saturday.

The RCMP says it happened about 30 kilometres south of the Village of Boyle at 9:45 a.m.

The driver of the pickup truck, a 74-year-old man from Newbrook, Alberta, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is not being released.

Officers believe the southbound pickup truck crossed the centre line and hit the side of the transport truck.

They say the weather and visibility were good at the time of the crash. The cause is still being investigated, but alcohol is not believed to be a factor. Investigators have not ruled out a medical episode.

Traffic on Highway 831 near Township Road 612 was being diverted on Saturday while the scene was being cleared of debris.  The delay was expected to last until approximately 2:00 p.m.


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