Driver killed after SUV collides with semi-truck near Tofield: RCMP

A file photo of an RCMP cruiser. Kirby Bourne/630 CHED

A 59-year-old Camrose man has died after the SUV he was driving collided with a semi-truck, the RCMP said Wednesday night.

In a news release, police said officers were called to a crash on Highway 834 just east of Tofield at about 11 a.m.

“Preliminary investigation has revealed that a SUV was heading south on Highway 834 and failed to stop at an intersection and a collision occurred with a westbound semi-tractor that was driving on Highway 14,” Tofield RCMP said.

The driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene but the driver of the semi-truck was not injured.

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As of 7:30 p.m., the highway remained closed as police continue their investigation into what happened. The RCMP did not say when they expected it to reopen.