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Rocky man killed in crash near Whitecourt

A 27-year-old Rocky Mountain House man was killed after a welding truck he was travelling in drove into the back of a logging truck near Whitecourt.

RCMP officers were called to the scene of the collision that occurred on Wednesday at about 8 p.m. west of Whitecourt.

A loaded logging truck was travelling eastbound when it was rear-ended by a welding truck.

A passenger travelling in the smaller vehicle, Clinton Lattery of Rocky, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the welding truck was arrested on suspicion of operating a vehicle while impaired.

The uninjured driver, Ryan Douglas Florence, 30, of Brooks, faces three charges, including driving while impaired causing death.

Weather was not a factor in the collision that was investigated by an RCMP collision analyst. The investigation continues.

 
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