Grande Prairie man, 21, fatally hit by semi after surviving crash with another semi on Highway 43

One person is dead after a two-vehicle collision between a car and a semi on Highway 43 northwest of Edmonton Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021. Courtesy, Caleb Tschetter

A man was struck and killed while crossing the road after being involved in another collision west of Edmonton Thursday morning.

At around 9 a.m., Mayerthorpe RCMP were called to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 43 at Nakota Crossing, near Glenevis, Alta.

The preliminary investigation revealed a northbound car travelling in the left lane lost control and hit a semi-tractor driving in the same direction in the right lane, an update from RCMP on Friday said.

After the initial collision, the car pulled off to the left shoulder and the semi pulled over to the right, police said.

The 21-year-old man driving the car got out and crossed the highway to speak with the 39-year-old Calgary man driving the semi.

When the young man was crossing back across the highway to his car, he was hit by another northbound semi, being driven by 32-year-old man from Edmonton.

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The man from Grande Prairie was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 21-year-old passenger of the car, a woman from Grande Prairie, was not physically injured. The two drivers of the semi were also not hurt, police said.

A section of Highway 43 was shut down until Thursday afternoon, while an RCMP collision analyst attended the scene to assist with the investigation.

According to Alberta Emergency Alert, Highway 43 westbound was blocked between Highway 633 and Highway 765.

RCMP said that area of Highway 43 was covered in snow and ice at the time of the collision.

The family was notified and the name of the young man from Grande Prairie will not be released, RCMP said.


The collision remains under investigation, however, RCMP said no further updates were anticipated. Glenevis is located about 90 kilometres northwest of Edmonton in Lac Ste. Anne County.


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