One dead in collision near Crossfield

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A man is dead following a two-vehicle, head-on collision Sept. 18, on Highway 2A south of Crossfield.

Weather and road conditions do not appear to be factors in the collision, according to Airdrie RCMP Media Relations Officer Const. Dan Martin, who added RCMP is investigating what role speed and alcohol may have had in the incident.

“It was quite the scene. The collision analyst is still trying to sort through everything and figure out what happened,” he said. “We’re not releasing the name of the deceased, and further information about the collision will not be provided down the road.”

The sole occupants of both vehicles were transported to the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary by EMS. According to EMS spokesman Stuart Brideaux, a woman in her early 20s was transported in serious but stable, non-life-threatening condition. A 23-year-old man was transported in life-threatening condition and died from his injuries in hospital.

The collision, which occurred at approximately 5:20 p.m., shut down both lanes of traffic for approximately four hours, according to Martin, and drivers were diverted onto Range Road 11. A RCMP collision reconstruction analyst was called to the scene, he added, and assisted Airdrie RCMP with the investigation.
Witnesses are being interviewed to determine the direction of travel of each vehicle, Martin said, and the possible cause of the collision.

Airdrie RCMP is asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision and did not speak with an officer at the scene, to contact the Airdrie RCMP Detachment at 403-945-7267.

Summer crime

Airdrie Rural RCMP is continuing to investigate a break and enter and theft at a rural property in July, according to Martin. The incident occurred at approximately 10:39 a.m. July 26, at a residence on Township Road 260, east of Airdrie.

A woman can be seen on video surveillance getting out of a black Hyundai car and knocking on the residence’s door.

“She then returned to the vehicle and a male driver exits the car and approaches the residence and knocks. Both suspects then returned to the vehicle and donned gloves, hats and jackets,” he said. “The male used a small crowbar to force open the front door of the residence. Both are then observed entering the home. The female is seen leaving the home with numerous stolen items. Both later flee the rural property.”

No one was home at the time of the incident, Martin added.

RCMP describes the female suspect as Caucasian, with brown hair and a medium build. She was wearing a white tank top, denim jeans, white sneakers, dark sunglasses and a lanyard around her neck. During the commission of the crime, she put on a fitted coat, black hat and dark gloves, according to the RCMP.

The male suspect is described as Caucasian, with short, brown hair and a thin build. He was wearing a beige coat, grey shirt, denim jeans, black sneakers and dark sunglasses.

If you have any information about any crime, contact your local RCMP detachment or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at tipsubmit.com

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