One man killed, another hurt in two separate Rocky Mountain House area collisions

An elderly pedestrian was killed in one of two serious collisions in Rocky Mountain House.

Rocky Mountain House RCMP officers were called to the fatal collision between a truck and a pedestrian at 1:45 p.m. at the intersection of 54th Street and 53rd Avenue.

The 84-year-old male pedestrian was taken to local hospital and then transported by STARS Air Ambulance to a Calgary hospital. The male died in hospital as a result of his injuries.

Then, at 5:25 p.m., Rocky Mountain House RCMP, Emergency Medical Services and Clearwater Fire were called to a head-on collision south of Rocky Mountain House. The collision took place on Hwy 22 between Range Road 65A and Township Road 37-2.

Police said a northbound semi-truck hauling lumber collided with a southbound minivan when the van crossed the centre line and hit the truck.

The 67-year-old male driver of the van was taken to Rocky Mountain House hospital with serious injuries, from there he was airlifted to an Edmonton hospital where he is in stable condition.

The 54-year-old male driver of the semi-truck was not injured. The double trailer of lumber he hauled did not spill.

Police did not release the identity of anyone in any of the crashes.

Rocky Mountain House RCMP, with the assistance of the RCMP Collision Analyst, continue to investigate both collisions. Police are considering all contributing factors in their investigations.

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