Alcohol a factor in May Highway 21 collision

Three Hills RCMP responded to a three vehicle collision on Highway 21 just south of Trochu, Alta on May 27, 2021, at 8:12 a.m.

Preliminary investigation revealed a truck was travelling northbound on Highway 21 when it crossed the centerline and collided head on with a truck travelling southbound.

During the collision, a third truck was also damaged.

The driver of the northbound vehicle a 49-year-old male from Three Hills, Alta. was transported to hospital by STARS.

The driver of the southbound vehicle was a 30-year-old male from Red Deer, Alta. was taken to hospital by ambulance

The driver of the third vehicle involved did not sustain any injuries.

Three Hills RCMP, with the assistance of an RCMP Collision Analyst, investigated the cause of the collision where alcohol was determined to be a factor.

The investigation revealed the driver of the northbound truck that had crossed the centreline was impaired by alcohol with a blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit.

Lorne Hagerman (49), of Three Hills, Alta, has been charged with the following offences: Impaired operation of a conveyance over 80 mg per cent; Dangerous operation of a conveyance; Drive a motor vehicle while unauthorized; Drive motor vehicle on a highway that is not insured; Operate a motor vehicle without subsisting certificate of registration; Display improperly issued or unauthorized licence plate; Driver fail to wear seatbelt.

Hagerman is scheduled to appear at Drumheller Provincial Court on October 22, 2021.

If you have any information regarding the investigation, please contact the Three Hills RCMP at 403-443-5539.

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