File photo by Jim Elliot

File photo by Jim Elliot

One man dead following Fox Creek area collision

One man dead following a collision near Fox Creek involving at least 17 vehicles.

Just after 1 p.m. on Saturday RCMP were dispatched to a multi vehicle pile up on Highway 43, eastbound lanes, approximately 20 kilometres east of Fox Creek.

A second 15 vehicle pileup occurred shortly after, about one kilometre east of the initial collision scene.

One man succumbed to his injuries following the initial reported collision.

RCMP were asking drivers to slow down and warned of the poor driving conditions in various parts of the province.

On Saturday, Cochrane RCMP reported white out conditions with extremely limited visibility in the Cochrane area and west of Calgary.

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