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Tow Truck Struck 01.22.20 (CAN)


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Man dead after fatal collision near Innisfail


One man is dead after a semi-truck with trailers collided with a stopped tow truck near Innisfail.


Late Wednesday evening at approximately 11 p.m., the fatal crash occurred on Highway 2 south of Highway 42 north of Innisfail and about 130 kilometres north of Calgary. The tow truck was stopped and assisting a disabled vehicle and its driver was outside of the truck, according to RCMP.


The semi-truck collided with the back of the tow truck and caught fire. The 62-year-old driver, of Edmonton, was unable to exit the vehicle and was declared dead on scene. RCMP have not released their identity.


RCMP said the tow truck driver and the person they were assisting were not injured. The tow truck had extensive damage.


Innisfail and Blackfalds RCMP responded to the collision. Traffic was diverted throughout Thursday morning while investigators were on scene.





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