Wabasca man dies after OHV collision with semi on Hwy. 754

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On September. 26, 2020 at approximately 9:30 a.m., Slave Lake RCMP responded to a collision on Highway 754 involving a semi-tractor and an off-highway vehicle.

Preliminary investigation has revealed the semi-tractor, carrying a trailer of logs, and an OHV were both travelling west on Highway 754 when a collision occurred.

The OHV, which had three occupants inside, veered into a ditch and rolled onto its roof.

The 18-year-old male driver, who was from Wabasca, was transported to hospital by emergency medical services with serious, life-threatening injuries. He later succumbed to those injuries.

The two passengers in the OHV – a male and female youth – suffered minor injuries and were also transported to hospital via EMS. The driver of the semi-tractor was not injured.

Slave Lake RCMP continue to investigate the collision and no further updates are anticipated. The name of the deceased will not be released.

RCMP Staff Sgt. John Spaans says the incident took place just this side of the detachment boundary, which is also the border between the M.D. of Lesser Slave River and the M.D. of Opportunity.

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