Ontario senior killed in 4-vehicle crash near Redwater: Alberta RCMP

RCMP have arrested a Yarmouth man for nine counts of arson.
RCMP have arrested a Yarmouth man for nine counts of arson. The Canadian Press Images-Mario Beauregard

A man from Kenora, Ont., died in a four-vehicle crash north of Edmonton on Wednesday, according to RCMP.

On March 4 at 8 p.m., police responded to the collision on Highway 28 near Redwater, Alta.

RCMP said a truck heading west on Highway 28 collided with another truck going east.

“After the initial collision, another truck heading east slowed down to avoid the collision scene and was rear-ended by a semi-tractor,” RCMP said in a news release issued Thursday.

READ MORE: Two people killed, five injured in collision northeast of Edmonton

The 73-year-old Kenora man, who was alone in the westbound truck, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Story continues below advertisement

The man in the truck from the initial collision was taken to hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries, RCMP said, while the lone man in the truck that was rear-ended was taken to hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries.

The man driving the semi was not injured.

READ MORE: Man killed in highway crash north of Camrose, RCMP say poor road conditions reported at time of collision

Weather may have played a role in the crash.

“Rain and snow passed in the area prior to the collisions and icy road conditions were reported,” Mounties said.

Traffic was rerouted on Highway 28 for several hours while the investigation was underway, RCMP said.

Redwater is about 60 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.