Fatal southern Alberta collision on Highway 2 claims the life of 1 man

One man has died following a collision Thursday morning on Highway 2 near Granum, Alta. File / Global News

One man has died and three others were sent to hospital after a collision on Highway 2, at the Granum intersection of Highway 519.

EMS said emergency crews were dispatched just before 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

In an update on Friday, police said the collision happened when a semi truck was travelling west on Highway 519 near Granum. After stopping at the Highway 2 intersection, the semi turned northbound into the merge lane and was hit by a northbound pickup truck.

There were four people in the pickup. The 33-year-old female driver from Lethbridge and a 29-year-old man from the Blood Tribe received non-life-threatening injuries and were both taken to hospital via ground ambulance, police said.

A 27-year-old woman was airlifted by STARS in critical condition, while a 26-year-old man was taken to hospital by ground ambulance. However, police said the man died of his injuries before arriving at the hospital.

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Both were also from the Blood Tribe.

The driver of the semi was not injured.

An RCMP collision analyst attended the scene and traffic was rerouted until about 3 p.m.

Police said the investigation into the collision is ongoing and “all possible contributing factors” are being considered.

The name of the man who died will not be released.

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