One fatality and several injured after Semi rear-ends SUV 

Oyen RCMP responded to a serious three-vehicle collision involving two tractor-trailer units and one SUV.

Emergency services responded and STARS responded at 3:48 p.m. on Aug. 7, 2019.

One 11-year-old male passenger was confirmed deceased at the collision scene.

He was a passenger in the SUV, along with four other members of his family.

The other four occupants of the SUV, including two adults and two other children, were transported to hospital.

The driver of the SUV has since been released, and the other three occupants remain in serious condition.

Neither of the drivers of the semi tractor-trailer units was injured.

The investigation thus far indicates that one of the semi tractor-trailer units was stopped for construction, with the SUV stopped behind it. 

The second semi tractor-trailer unit was travelling in the same direction and struck the rear of the SUV.

RCMP collision analysts attended the scene and traffic was detoured for several hours.

At 11:40 p.m. an update was put out that traffic was no longer diverted.

The collision remains under investigation by the RCMP and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement. 

An update will be provided when and if appropriate.


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