Two long-weekend crashes — Rimbey man killed near Red Willow

A Rimbey man was killed while seven people in a separate two motor vehicle crash walked away unscathed Monday.

No one was killed or even seriously injured in a collision of two trucks that occurred west of Rimbey

A Rimbey man was killed while seven people in a separate two motor vehicle crash walked away unscathed Monday.

Cpl. Terry Best of Stettler RCMP said a 36-year-old man died in single motor vehicle collision about 1.5 km north of Hwy 601 on Range Road 17-5 near the village of Red Willow.

Best said the man’s name was being withheld from publication at the request of the family.

Best said it’s believed the driver of the 1990 pickup driven lost control and rolled into the east ditch about 2:30 a.m. Monday.

He was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene by Stettler Regional Fire Department and Stettler Emergency Services which attended the scene.

Best said investigators are following up on information that alcohol may have been a factor in the collision.

Meanwhile, four adults and three children aged around 8-10 all walked away from a two-vehicle crash about 12:30 p.m. just west of Rimbey on Hwy 53 and Range Road 32 south of Township Road 420.

Rimbey Fire Department Chief John Wiesenberger said it was “very fortunate” no one was hurt as a result of the collision.

“You get that many people including young kids involved it’s very fortunate” no one was physically injured,” the chief said.

The two vehicles, including one with British Columbia licence plates, and the other containing two adults and the children collided at an intersection with a stop sign and a through road.

One of the vehicles had the rear box and rear wheel assembly ripped off during the impact while one ended up in a ditch.

jwilson@bprda.wpengine.com

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