Trucker killed in rollover near Calgary, despite quick rescue from wreckage

Frantic rescue efforts by emergency crews were not enough to save the life of a trucker who died when his rig went off the road near Calgary.

AIRDRIE — Frantic rescue efforts by emergency crews were not enough to save the life of a trucker who died when his rig went off the road near Calgary.

The flatbed semi left the Queen Elizabeth II Highway north of Airdrie Tuesday night and rolled into the centre ditch.

RCMP say driver and lone occupant of the truck was trapped beneath the cab of his rig.

They say he was quickly removed from the wreckage, but was pronounced dead a short time later.

The man’s name has not been released.

Alcohol and speed are not considered factors in the accident, but police are warning drivers to be wary of road conditions during the frigid weather that’s blanketing the province.

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