Passenger dies in a single vehicle collision on Hwy. 754

Leader staff

A person died in a single vehicle collision on January 24, 2021.

Slave Lake RCMP were informed of a single vehicle collision on kilometre 40 on Highway 754, says a Slave Lake RCMP news release. The pickup had two occupants.

The RCMP received the call on January 24, at 6:48 p.m., says a followup interview with an RCMP officer.

“The driver of the vehicle sustained minor injuries and was taken to a hospital in Edmonton,” says the news release. “Emergency crews located the passenger of the vehicle, who died on scene. There were several witnesses to the collision and the driver of the vehicle was charged under the Use of Highway and Rules of the Road Regulation.”

The description of the Use of Highway on the Alberta government’s website says, “This Regulation governs the utilization of highways and the use and operation of vehicles in respect of speeding, signaling, passing, turning, yielding, stopping, parking and other matters. Rules regarding the driving and operation of school buses, emergency and maintenance vehicles and motor cycles and other cycles are established.”

To allow the investigation, traffic was re-routed until the early morning of January 25.

The Slave Lake RCMP continues to investigate this matter, including identifying the individual(s). Anyone with information to assist with the investigation, please contact the Slave Lake RCMP at 780-849-3999 or your local police detachment. If you see something suspicious, report it to your local police. If you see a crime in progress, call 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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