An RCMP officer helps a traffic analyst take measurements at a collision scene near Elnora Wednesday morning: the pickup’s driver was killed when his truck collided with a Calfrac Well Services truck.

An RCMP officer helps a traffic analyst take measurements at a collision scene near Elnora Wednesday morning: the pickup’s driver was killed when his truck collided with a Calfrac Well Services truck.

Red Deer man identified as victim of Wednesday crash

Police have released the name of a man killed in a highway crash near Elnora on Wednesday.

Police have released the name of a man killed in a highway crash near Elnora on Wednesday.

Three Hills RCMP identified the victim as Jason Paulson, 31, of Red Deer.

At 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, Three Hills RCMP, Elnora Fire Department and Kneehill Ambulance Service responded to a crash on Hwy 21 at the Township Road 352 intersection west of Elnora.

The police investigation found that a southbound pickup truck crossed the center line and struck an oncoming tractor trailer unit. The Calfrac Well Services truck burst into flames which was extinguished by bystanders and the fire department.

Paulson was pronounced dead at the scene and a 34-year-old Nova Scotia man, driver of the semi, was transported to Red Deer Hospital with undetermined injuries.

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