RCMP are investigating what caused a pick-up truck to roll over west of High River on Aug. 20, killing a Glenwood man and seriously injuring his passenger.
According to a press release by the High River RCMP, a Ford F-150 entered the ditch, struck an approach and rolled, ejecting the two male occupants, on Secondary Highway 543 and 48 Street West at about 6:30 p.m.
The driver, a 43-year-old Glenwood man, died at the scene and the 24-year-old passenger, of Standoff, was transported via STARS Air Ambulance to the Foothills Hospital in Calgary with serious non life-threatening injuries.
The passenger is in stable condition.
Highway 543 was shut down for about two hours to allow police to investigate the cause of the rollover.
“We engaged our traffic collision analyst and he is still in the preliminary stages of putting together his findings,” said Robin Alexander, High River RCMP detachment commander.
“We typically look at the physical evidence like marks on the road, mechanics of the vehicle and are pursuing blood alcohol levels, but we haven’t arrived at any conclusions yet.”
Alexander said the road conditions were good at the time of the incident.
While the cause of the incident is still undetermined, Alexander encourages motorists to obey speed limits and legislation surrounding distracted driving for the safety of themselves and others around them.
No charges have been laid at this time and the names of the deceased and passenger have not been released.
Alexander said he doesn’t know if the two were related.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has further information about it is asked to contact the High River RCMP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).