Grande Prairie RCMP advise the multi-vehicle collision on Highway 40 is now clear and open to traffic.
On Feb. 26, 2023, at approximately 7:00 a.m. Grande Prairie responded to a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 40 between Township Road 690 and Township Road 700. Investigation revealed that a northbound semi-truck carrying logs, crossed the center line colliding with a southbound semi- truck. The southbound semi-truck then struck an SUV. The logging truck continued on colliding with another semi truck. The logs from the semi-truck spilled across the highway. A southbound pickup truck was unable to avoid the logs hitting them and ending up in the ditch. Two additional northbound vehicles ended up in the ditch as a result of avoiding the collision.
Tragically, A 59-year-old male resident of Grande Prairie, Alta., the driver and lone occupant of the log truck, was declared deceased on scene. Several people involved in the collision were also injured and attended or were transported to hospital
Grande Prairie RCMP with the assistance of RCMP Collision Reconstructionist continue to investigation the collision.
Grande Prairie RCMP send their condolences to the families and loved ones involved in this incident.
No further updates are anticipated.
Information provided by Grande Prairie RCMP