On Sept. 6, 2022, at 5:58 a.m., Whitecourt RCMP, along with Fire and Emergency Services, attended a serious collision on Highway 43 at the intersection with 51 street in Whitecourt.

It is believed a cyclist was traveling on a trail near Highway 43 and entered the intersection, colliding with a minivan that was heading westbound on Highway 43. The cyclist, a 33-year-old female resident of Whitecourt, suffered serious injuries and was taken for treatment by EMS; however, later succumbed to her injuries and died at hospital. Her name will not be released.

The Highway has remained restricted for several hours while Whitecourt RCMP and the Alberta RCMP Collision Reconstructionist conducted their investigation.

Whitecourt RCMP send their condolences to the families and loved ones involved in this incident.

No further updates are anticipated.