Maskwacis RCMP investigate fatal collision

On August 21 at 3:47 a.m., Masckwacis RCMP, with Maskwacis EMS and Fire Services...

  • Aug. 23, 2016 8:00 a.m.

Submitted by Sgt. Cord Corbett

Masckwacis RCMP Detachment

Ermineskin Cree First Nation, Alberta – On August 21 at 3:47 a.m., Masckwacis RCMP, with Maskwacis EMS and Fire Services attended a serious single vehicle rollover near the powwow Grounds.

Four occupants were in the car when it was involved in the rollover. The driver and front seat passenger were transported to a local hospital, where the driver was then taken via STARS Air Ambulance to an Edmonton hospital. One 34-year-old male passenger in the rear seat was treated by EMS on scene and released. The fourth passenger, a 27-year-old female was later transported to a local hospital but has since been released.

The 35-year-old male driver from the Ermineskin Cree First Nation succumbed to his injuries in the Edmonton hospital and was pronounced deceased later that morning.

A 34-year-old female passenger also of the Ermineskine Cree First Nation remains in an Edmonton hospital with serious, but non life-threatening injuries.

The cause of this collision remains under police investigation. All contributing factors to the collision are being considered. No further information in relation to this investigation or the names of the people involved will be released by the RCMP.