Samson First Nation man loses life in van, pedestrian collision

Samson First Nation man loses life in van, pedestrian collision

Wetaskiwin RCMP investigate Highway 2A fatality

A collision between a southbound van and a man walking along Highway 2A south of the City of Wetaskiwin has resulted in the loss of the pedestrian’s life.

On Dec. 19 at 11:45 p.m. Wetaskiwin RCMP responded to the fatality and the incident remains under investigation.

The 32-year-old Samson First Nation man was walking along the highway when he was struck by the van.

The male was determined to be deceased on scene. The driver of the van made an effort to avoid the collision, and this resulted in the van coming to rest in the northbound ditch, say RCMP.

The occupants of the van were not injured.

The name of the deceased will not be provided by the RCMP.

Wetaskiwin Victim Services Unit has assisted the families involved in this investigation. The RCMP are aware of the impact this tragedy has on all people involved and extends its condolences.

amelia.naismith@pipestoneflyer.ca