Advertisement

Man airlifted to hospital after crash on QEII south of Edmonton

RCMP investigate a crash on the QEII at the Highway 616 overpass Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Global News

The driver of a semi-truck was taken to hospital by STARS Air Ambulance after a collision on the QEII Highway south of Edmonton Wednesday morning.

At 7:35 a.m., RCMP were called to a serious collision on the QEII at the Millet overpass at Highway 616.

Police said a semi-truck was heading north on the QEII when it went off the road and crashed into the side of the overpass. The impact caused the contents of the truck — raw beef — to spill out onto the highway.

Raw beef spilled out onto Highway 616 and the nearby embankment after a semi drove off the QEII Highway Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Courtesy, RCMP

The man driving the semi was taken to hospital in Edmonton. The extent of his injuries was not known Wednesday afternoon.

Story continues below advertisement

Traffic on Highway 616 was diverted in both directions Wednesday morning. By Wednesday afternoon, one lane of traffic was open along the overpass.

Traffic was down to one lane northbound on the QEII.

RCMP said the archway of the overpass was impacted. Alberta Transportation will conduct a safety assessment of the bridge.

The area was expected to be cleaned up by about 8 p.m. Wednesday.

At 9:39 p.m., RCMP issued a news release that said “traffic flow on the QEII Highway has been restored.”

“Traffic on Highway 616 will remain modified until further notice,” police added.

17
RCMP investigate a crash on the QEII at the Highway 616 overpass Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Global News
27
RCMP investigate a crash on the QEII at the Highway 616 overpass Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Global News
37
RCMP investigate a crash on the QEII at the Highway 616 overpass Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Global News
47
RCMP investigate a crash on the QEII at the Highway 616 overpass Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Courtesy, Tyler Holm
57
RCMP investigate a crash on the QEII at the Highway 616 overpass Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Courtesy, Tyler Holm
67
RCMP investigate a crash on the QEII at the Highway 616 overpass Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Courtesy, Tyler Holm
Story continues below advertisement
77
RCMP investigate a crash on the QEII at the Highway 616 overpass Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Courtesy, Tyler Holm

Sponsored content